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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Poisoning pigeons in the park

Upset at Milkbeck Library. it appears that somebody's spending their lunch breaks taking pot-shots at pigeons in the gardens by the library. It's starting to disturb the girls that every time they come back after lunch the porch is littered with feathery corpses.

5 comments:

:: Wendy :: said...

do the staff (gender-neutral) identify with pigeons? Is it a 'slight' step from piegeons to library staff? should you be spooked or would some other deliberately exterminatewd animal be more appropriate, and if so what animal?

Kevin Musgrove said...

One or two pigeons would signify either some lout pratting about in the park, or else some idiot imagining they were exercising "vermin control." That would be unpleasant enough but the repeated pattern makes it feel more sinister.

Gadjo Dilo said...

Maybe it's simply a place that elderly pigeons choose to go to die. (Like The Savoy, I think it was, as John Cleese found when researching The Kipper and the Corpse episode of Faulty Towers).

Kevin Musgrove said...

We have a couple of library attics where pigeons go to die.

There's bugger all ivory to be had off them.

Madame DeFarge said...

This has made me warble Tom Lehrer all evening. You have a lot to answer for.