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A humble guardian watches over Ormond Beach
A humble guardian watches over Ormond Beach

It began with an albino parakeet named Whitey. As a child, Walter Fuller would play Johnny Cash on the record player in his bedroom and let Whitey out of his cage. Whitey would fly around and alight on the back of a chair or the corner of a nightstand and bob his head to the rhythm. After Whitey came a cockatoo, an Amazon parrot and a myna bird. Then a boa constrictor and a python. In the Ojai home where Fuller was raised by his mother and grandparents, there were always animals. Lots of them. But none captured Fuller's imagination like the birds. When a high school teacher asked him to write an earth sciences report, he chose the golden eagle as his subject. He got out his...

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