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Nov 22 2010   7:01PM GMT

Starlings knock out Jersey cop shop data center

Matt Stansberry Matt Stansberry Profile: Matt Stansberry

A murmuration of starlings brought down a police and fire department data center in Millville, New Jersey. Public officials suspect a pair of the invasive, gregarious birds were perched on the wires and touched wings, causing a shortage of a transformer in front of City Hall and knocking out power.

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Photo by JE Theriot

This is not the first time starlings have caused problems for U.S. businesses. The birds were introduced to the U.S. in the 1890s and are a costly invasive species, causing air traffic problems and agricultural destruction.

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