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  •  If I'm the one doing the actual work (6+ / 0-)

    it is incumbent on me to know the codes and abide by them regardless of the client's level of knowledge or understanding.

    •  Yes it is but (2+ / 0-)
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      jayden, Senor Unoball

      if you fail in your duty they are still responsible under the law of agency.

    •  Ojai raptor center gets birds brought in by tree (3+ / 0-)
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      ivorybill, Senor Unoball, FarWestGirl

      trimmers that dislodge nesting owls in palm trees and other species as well.

      Now, this may be a way tree trimmers 'get things done' but the nest fell and six baby Great Horned  owls were killed, the seventh survived and was set free when it fledged. They are not shy birds, and even small they are defensive, loud, and aggressive. I'll just say no way the owls weren't noticed. but maybe it was a noisy lift apparatus and a saw on a pole..still, they will rip your eyes out without much warning. An adult Great Horned owl is a really dangerous adversary to a person in a work bucket or climbing gear or ladder, talons 4-6" wide, razor sharp,  beak like a pair of side cutters and fearless. I think the tree trimmers 'went for it' under fire from the owls, then felt bad later or someone threatened them with the police, or the police made them take the survivor to ORC...dunno. I'll ask them at ORC next time I see them. F and G officers are dam thin on the ground, so not likely to have been even near. Thanks Reepubs.

      If the presence of the Raptor Center then enables violations like these palm trimming operations that displace birds big and obvious like Great Horned Owls...I wonder what the legal oversight is, and how does it really deter tree trimming violations when the job gets done, and  some birds 'rescued' to applause etc. And there may be conscientious tree trimmers as well.....but the enabling aspects of destroying, then 'saving' some birds is troubling.

      Seems a step better than a wood chipper. But not much, really.

      This machine kills Fascists.

      by KenBee on Wed May 07, 2014 at 11:16:40 PM PDT

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