Wednesday, March 20, 2013

City Birds Enjoy Cigarette Butts....

Well, they enjoy using them to line their nests.   According to this  - birds have figured out that the end of a smoked cigarette can be used to repel parasitic mites.  It seems the nicotine in discarded butts is a natural bug repellent and nests that contained used smokes had the fewest mites.

There are also a host of birds that eat discarded cigarette butts and die.

So, no excuse to not pick up your butts!

Said the ex-smoker.

Thanks to Paul Baicich for passing this along to us...

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