Suburban Chicago bird hoarder pleads not guilty


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Posted Online: Dec. 04, 2012, 4:14 pm
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AURORA, Ill. (AP) The defense attorney for an Aurora man who house was found filled with nearly 500 birds says that weeks later there are still birds in the residence.

Defense attorney Roderick Mallison said Tuesday that there are still birds inside the Aurora home that David Skeberdis 'has not been able to capture yet.' Skerberdis pleaded not guilty Tuesday to one count of misdemeanor animal hoarding. Authorities discovered in October that his home was filled with hundreds of birds. It also contained mounds of garbage, bird feces and bird seed.

The Daily Herald reports that the 57-year-old Skeberdis' town house has been condemned. The house held finches, canaries, parakeets along with 120 dead birds.

Skerberdis has acknowledges his bird collecting got out of control.














 




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