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updated: 12/19/2012 4:08 PM

Aurora pays $10,000 for bird cleanup at hoarder's home

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The Aurora City Council on Tuesday night authorized a $10,975 payment for bird removal this fall from a townhouse where a man had been hoarding hundreds of birds.

Restoration Techs of Batavia was part of a cleanup effort that removed about 325 live birds and 120 dead ones from the property on the 200 block of Shadybrook Lane.

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David Skeberdis, who collected the birds at his home, has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of companion animal hoarding. He is next due in DuPage County court Jan. 29.

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