When held, attracts the attention and rouses the anger of any feathered, winged, bipedal, endothermic, egg laying, vertebrate animals within a one-mile radius. Also, causes the user to smell strongly of bacon for many days afterwards.
In the episode, as Steve was holding the cage with gloves, the effects did not activate then. However, when the cage was tossed to Claudia, it did activate. This suggests that the artifact can also activate through simple motion or, equally likely, when it is severely jostled.
- This is one of two props (the other being the Glass Jar from the Donner Party) now housed at the G. H. Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport, NY as part of a Movie/Television exhibit.