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Mystery as pigeon spotted wearing a sombrero


Posted on Sunday, 19 January, 2020 | Comment icon 13 comments

Who is sticking these hats onto pigeons ? Image Credit: Twitter / Sabra Newby @sabrasireen
Last month it was pigeons wearing cowboy hats - now it's pigeons wearing sombreros. But who is responsible ?
The mystery of who has been sticking tiny hats onto pigeons has deepened further still this week after photographs emerged showing one of the birds wearing the pint-sized headgear in Reno, Nevada.

"So I'm out in the field on a ride along with parking enforcement, and what do I see? It appears to be a pigeon with a sombrero..." wrote Twitter user Sabra Newby who snapped the spectacle.

Last month a number of pigeons were spotted in Las Vegas, Nevada wearing small cowboy hats, leading to questions over who might be responsible as well as concerns for the birds' safety.
Earlier this week those fears proved more than justified when one of the original hat-wearing birds was reported to have died, possibly from the fumes produced by the glue that the culprit used.

Investigations however have so far failed to identify who is responsible or why they are doing it.



Source: Boing Boing | Comments (13)

Tags: Pigeons

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #4 Posted by Jon the frog on 13 December, 2019, 4:38
Some animal paranoiac lover would call this disgusting but, lol, that's funny !
Comment icon #5 Posted by switchopens on 13 December, 2019, 5:20
Why do I feel like 4chan is behind this?
Comment icon #6 Posted by Jon the frog on 22 December, 2019, 1:22
oh no, probably a ''Spies in Disguise'' pub !
Comment icon #7 Posted by Eldorado on 16 January, 2020, 15:06
Update: "Pigeon dies after having cowboy hat glued to its head" Read more: https://metro.co.uk/2020/01/16/pigeon-dies-cowboy-hat-glued-head-12066449/?
Comment icon #8 Posted by ouija ouija on 16 January, 2020, 17:21
What the hell is the matter with people?! GRRR!
Comment icon #9 Posted by Jon the frog on 16 January, 2020, 23:16
His rise of fame ended with an overdose...
Comment icon #10 Posted by Still Waters on 18 January, 2020, 11:56
Related:
Comment icon #11 Posted by Seti42 on 19 January, 2020, 22:59
On the surface, it's funny and cute. In reality, it sounds like the hats are being glued on, and until some article explains that (and some vet who specializes in birds examines one of these pigeons) I'm a little mad, here. At best, it's non-toxic temporary glue that won't harm the bird and fall off in a few days. Even then...This must mark them for predators and make it harder to fly and feed. So, yeah. I think this is cruel. How cruel, exactly, remains to be reported on. https://www.kolotv.com/content/news/Pigeon-with-sombrero-on-its-head-spotted-in-Reno-567032251.html OK, that pretty much a... [More]
Comment icon #12 Posted by AllPossible on 20 January, 2020, 1:13
The pigeon was deported as soon as the picture was released
Comment icon #13 Posted by simplybill on 20 January, 2020, 17:52
I heard he fell off a horse.


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