Bird Lover Expecting Shipment of Canaries From Texas Instead Gets Box of ‘bird Carnage'

An Alabama woman who ordered some song birds from Texas as a birthday gift for herself was horrified by what she received."When my postmaster got there he told me, 'Well, your birds arrived, but they're not alive,'" Rhonda King told "I was handed this box with tire tracks on it and bird carnage hanging out."King, 60, ordered eight canaries but found only six inside the smashed package, all of them dead. They arrived Dec. 9, three days late.The hairdresser says she paid $600 for the birds and another $100 to have them shipped overnight by U.S. mail to her salon in rural Alabama, outside Huntsville. A spokeswoman for the U.S. Postal Service said the agency would reimburse King and issue an apology. On Tuesday, she got that apology, reports.King said she understands "accidents happen" but wants an explanation for how the birds were killed."These birds were in an approved box with wires to let them breathe," she said "Then it shows up at my business smashed."She had hoped the birds would cheer her up."Their singing is so beautiful," she said, "and I wanted that in my home."  Continue reading...

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