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Parasite’s Folly Redux

FEED ME! A parasitized songbird, left, and a brown-headed cowbird chick — who has probably killed some or all of the songbird’s real chicks — demanding food.

American Dissident Voices broadcast of June 3, 2017

by Kevin Alfred Strom

PARASITES ARE disgusting. The tapeworm. The tick. The leech. The brown-headed cowbird. I’ve recently been dealing with a huge, bloated brown-headed cowbird chick — and the poor, exhausted, overworked finch who mistakenly thinks it is the cowbird chick’s parent — at my bird feeder which is outside my office window and no farther than ten feet from this American Dissident Voices microphone. I love feeding and watching the birds — it is one of my joys, winter and summer — but I do my best to refuse sustenance to this gross deceiver.

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