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Birds of prey are starting fires DELIBERATELY to smoke out mice
Scientists from Penn State University have compiled a study that suggests that fires have spread in the Australian bush due to birds dropping smouldering sticks and embers on wildlife below.

Birds of prey are suspected of deliberately starting fires to capture fleeing animals in the Australian Bush. No other animal apart from man has been recorded as starting a fire deliberately.

At least two birds of prey - black kites and the brown falcon - swoop on burning twigs and embers and carry them to unburnt parts of the bush where they are thought to deliberately start bushfires, according to witnesses…

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