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Note to NASCAR Fans: Don’t Shoot the Bird

In Morris County, New Jersey, 67-year-old NASCAR fan Dennis Zeglin was charged with several counts of animal cruelty after shooting his African grey parrot dead with a BB gun.  It seems that "Mikey," the parrot, was chattering away during a NASCAR race that Zeglin was trying to watch on television. Peggy Wright, a staff writer for Morris County's newspaper, The Daily Record, reported that apparently Zeglin had been enjoying a few of his favorite adult beverages during the June 7 running of the Pocono 500, the first of two events at Pocono Raceway.  Zeglin was in his chair in the living room attempting to watch the race when his parrot began squawking and making a ruckus. Instead of quieting the bird or just turning up the volume o...

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