December 01, 2006

Continuning the pigeon theme…

Follow-up to Pigeons… sort of from not a scientist

A while a go a pigeon came into the centre. He didn’t pay.

I saw the pigeon walking around the entrance to work, occasionally looking in… I think he wanted to learn things… so we shouldn’t have been surprised when it walked through the door and flew up to the top of the building. For several reasons it was decided that the pigeon couldn’t stay, so ideas were proposed the best way to get it.

Ideas suggested were the original Crewe catching method (not actually sure if it has ever been sucessful), talking to the pigeon in the same “coo coo” way (I think they were from different parts of the country), tempting it with bread on a plate (pigeon was a fussy eater), throwing bread towards it, throwing plastic starfish to try and scare it away (he was fearless), or hiring a falcon(bit difficult at short notice).

Eventually they called rentokill… who magically solved the problem…

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  1. Edd


    01 Dec 2006, 22:37

  2. Guy

    I both love and hate pigeons in equal measure.

    I was sitting at a table outside in London about three days into my new job, and one must have started pecking round my feet at some of the food I was obviously dropping. But it managed to get under the table completely, and seeing as there were about 5 of us, and thus 10 legs, sitting all round it, it must have suddenly felt threatened.

    So it decided to just go crazy and flapped everywhere. I hadn’t even known it was there.

    It was probably the single most terrifying experience of my entire life.

    09 Dec 2006, 13:00

  3. Cait

    Edd, by magic I mean killed, and by killed I mean shot. The clue, really, is in the company name. Rentokill?

    Poor you Guy, with your horrible pigeon experiances!

    15 Dec 2006, 19:18

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