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Fly has died in Zurich

if you see a dead fly dont eat it.

Press Release: Zurich City Police, Fri 25 January 2019, 13:16
On Friday morning, January 25, 2019 a fly crashed into a car on the Bahnhofstrasse in Zürich. There was no damage on the car. Bystanders have tried to reanimate the fly but unsuccessfully and have then left the fly unattended. The fly was missing when the police arrived.


If you have seen a dead fly that matches the description, then please inform the authorities immediately and don't consume the fly.
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- Wings
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Re: Fly has died in Zurich

Have you had a busy week ?
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Old 25.01.2019, 14:20
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What the OP is trying to say is...

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Old 25.01.2019, 14:28
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Re: Fly has died in Zurich

Was it murder, suicide, or insecticide?

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Old 25.01.2019, 14:35
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Re: Fly has died in Zurich

a timely reminder for everyone to make sure they have their supplementary fly insurance - check on comparis.ch
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Old 25.01.2019, 14:37
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I was in a meeting this morning with a bloke whose fly had died. Unfortunate glimpse of his undies every time he moved.
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Update: the police has managed to contact the fly's family members and informed them about their loss.
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Update: the police has managed to contact the fly's family members and informed them about their loss.

Next time call a swat team.


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Old 25.01.2019, 14:49
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if you see a dead fly dont eat it.

If you have seen a dead fly that matches the description, then please inform the authorities immediately and don't consume the fly.
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- 6 legs
- Wings
Well I have one nearly matching the description, do you have a photo? I found one on the work balocony that seem quite distressed, a quick count only revealed 5 legs.
I was going to eat it but seeing as the internet told me not to I'll hold off.
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Old 25.01.2019, 15:02
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Re: Fly has died in Zurich

Dont worry the fly was taken to hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.
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Re: Fly has died in Zurich

When I saw the title of this thread, I thought, oh, others must be experiencing the same thing as me. The basement and stairwell of our apartment building are infested with flies. The strangest thing: the flies are of all different sizes. Small, medium, large, extra large.

And they are very slow and moribund (all on the cusp of keeling over), perhaps due to the cold.

The mysteries of urban nature...
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Old 25.01.2019, 15:25
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Imagine if Sandgrounder had used a fly swat.
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Re: Fly has died in Zurich

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When I saw the title of this thread, I thought, oh, others must be experiencing the same thing as me. The basement and stairwell of our apartment building are infested with flies. The strangest thing: the flies are of all different sizes. Small, medium, large, extra large.

And they are very slow and moribund (all on the cusp of keeling over), perhaps due to the cold.

The mysteries of urban nature...
I experience this every autumn/beginning of winter. Takes about a month until it calms down. If in your house/apartment there are visible wooden beams, walls, attic etc. - that's where they are heading to hide and hibernate. But lots of them just end up on your window and fall down dying. Attach mosquito/fly nets to windows. Vaccum cleaner and this sticky foil help to get rid of those that sneak in anyway (and a lot of the will).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cluster_fly
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And I thought this was going to be about Red Hot Chili Peppers. Phew.
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And I thought this was going to be about Red Hot Chili Peppers. Phew.
That's Flea, not Fly!

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Wow, finally something exciting happening in Zurich end-January!

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Old 25.01.2019, 20:51
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Re: Fly has died in Zurich

Found in my kitchen:



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