CHICAGO (CBS) – Contract workers hired by the city of Aurora removed more than 300 birds from the home of a hoarder in Aurora after he failed to remove them by a Friday morning deadline.

David Skeberdis was given until 10 a.m. to remove the birds from his home, but missed the deadline. Crews went in and removed 325 birds — including parakeets, cockatiels, conures, canaries, doves and finches — by 5 p.m.

In addition, 125 dead birds were removed from the home, Aurora spokesman Kevin Stahr said in a news release.

Aurora had declared his home a nuisance property, after finding piles of junk and hundreds of birds inside the home last week. Bird feed and bird droppings were spread throughout the townhome.


CBS Chicago