Seems like someone (besides their much-publicized feeders) likes Uptown's pigeons. We got reader reports that yesterday around 11:30am, some men came to the parking lot next to the Lawrence L station, spread a net, fed the pigeons, crated them, and took the birds away in their truck. No marking on the truck, or uniforms on the guys, so we're betting they weren't City or County workers.
Pigeon relocation program? Disease prevention measures? Pigeon Lady and Pigeon Guy's arch-nemesis, or have they figured out a way to transport their winged buddies somewhere that they won't be bothered? So many questions!
- Our feeling is, first, no one really owns urban pigeons, so it's not stealing.
- Second, if their goal was to kill the pigeons, they'd poison them, not go to the trouble of gathering them up in a net, placing them in crates, and driving them away. No harm, no fowl!
- Third, since arrests and car impoundments and court-ordered probation aren't enough to stop Bird Lady and Bird Dude from feeding the pigeons (and all the associated bad stuff that massive numbers of pigeons bring to Uptown), this is a very creative way to control it.
- In short, we've got a lot of pigeons in Uptown, Mysterious Pigeon Net Guys. We're a very giving community. Come on back any time you'd like.