Riverside over-run by pigeons

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Re: Riverside over-run by pigeons

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John Bingham wrote: Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:39 am
They are not native. They are a reservoir for disease
I'm quite aware of that, thank you. There aren't a whole lot of native birds in the center of town other than the ones caught on the outskirts and sold to be released for merit. As for the disease thing, you could say that about any animal but I don't recall anyone I know getting killed by a pigeon recently. In local culture people consider pigeons and doves as peaceful and loving creatures. They say if you kill the Preap a dark cloud of crows and swarms of seagulls will descend on the land and eat all the rice and fish. 8)
I am actually surprised JB

We learned as small kids from the farmers the difference between good creatures and 'vermin'

Although we don't eliminate them, we do get permits to hunt them when they get out of hand.

I got my pocket money from handing the farmers grey squirrels, pigeons, mink, rats, rabbits and crows with the .22 from their estates.

My first firearms licence came from 'Paddy' the sole and lonely copper from my village, who clipped my ear many a time.

Didn't you learn balanced ecological management as a boy?
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Clemen wrote: Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:09 am
John Bingham wrote: Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:56 pm I'm amazed at the hatred for this rather inoffensive creature. I'm quite aware of health risks though so maybe we should just exterminate any/ all animals within the city limits? 8)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_dove
They are not native. They are a reservoir for disease
eh...so are we.
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All we need to fix the problem of these monopolising pigeons is to introduce some competition.. That'll keep the pigeon numbers down..

Take the aussie ibis as an example...ubiquitously known as 'bin chickens' and perfectly adapted for the human environment. Funny vid follows:

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Mishmash wrote: Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:22 am
John Bingham wrote: Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:39 am
They are not native. They are a reservoir for disease
I'm quite aware of that, thank you. There aren't a whole lot of native birds in the center of town other than the ones caught on the outskirts and sold to be released for merit. As for the disease thing, you could say that about any animal but I don't recall anyone I know getting killed by a pigeon recently. In local culture people consider pigeons and doves as peaceful and loving creatures. They say if you kill the Preap a dark cloud of crows and swarms of seagulls will descend on the land and eat all the rice and fish. 8)
I am actually surprised JB

We learned as small kids from the farmers the difference between good creatures and 'vermin'

Although we don't eliminate them, we do get permits to hunt them when they get out of hand.

I got my pocket money from handing the farmers grey squirrels, pigeons, mink, rats, rabbits and crows with the .22 from their estates.

My first firearms licence came from 'Paddy' the sole and lonely copper from my village, who clipped my ear many a time.

Didn't you learn balanced ecological management as a boy?
The only pigeons where I lived where Wood Pigeons and Racing Pigeons, which were not considered vermin.
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clutchcargo wrote: Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:21 am All we need to fix the problem of these monopolosing pigeons is to introduce some competition.. That'll keep the pigeon numbers down..

Take the aussie ibis as an example...ubiquitously known as 'bin chickens' and perfectly adapted for the human environment.
Good idea Clutch, with one proviso

A public education process.
to ensure the locals did not mistake them for a similar cambodian bird - the threatened Black-headed Ibis.

If they thought they were the endangered species they would quickly eat them all,
knowing that birds and animals that are about to go extinct taste 10X as good.
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John Bingham wrote: Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:50 pm
The only pigeons where I lived where Wood Pigeons and Racing Pigeons, which were not considered vermin.
Wood Pigeons & Racing Pigeons are not vermin where I lived too.

Very tasty.

Shooting them is prohibited except the count on the licence.

Anything other is poaching.
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Anty wrote: Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:19 pm Mish, I don't know how to quote, but if I did I’d say my Lola (also black and white!) will be happy to join in on some pigeon carnage. She often swallows them whole which is a bit disconcerting but seems no harm done and hey free raw food 😂

If I go thru with this crazy plan to move to Cambodia it won’t be Phnom Penh, but we can take a day trip for a good old fashioned pigeon slaughter. There is a group in NY that takes their terriers out ratting at night, I’ve corresponded with them as I also take her ratting around garbage piles. It can be a thing like that- the Phnom Penh Pigeon Punishers. We can get shirts and be a gang.
Noo shoot the bloody dogs and feed them to the pigeons. filthy four legged ankle biting barking worm infested curs
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pczz wrote: Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:19 am
Anty wrote: Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:19 pm Mish, I don't know how to quote, but if I did I’d say my Lola (also black and white!) will be happy to join in on some pigeon carnage. She often swallows them whole which is a bit disconcerting but seems no harm done and hey free raw food 😂

If I go thru with this crazy plan to move to Cambodia it won’t be Phnom Penh, but we can take a day trip for a good old fashioned pigeon slaughter. There is a group in NY that takes their terriers out ratting at night, I’ve corresponded with them as I also take her ratting around garbage piles. It can be a thing like that- the Phnom Penh Pigeon Punishers. We can get shirts and be a gang.
Noo shoot the bloody dogs and feed them to the pigeons. filthy four legged ankle biting barking worm infested curs
Evidently dogs don't like you. :beer3:
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Mishmash wrote: Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:37 am
pczz wrote: Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:19 am
Anty wrote: Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:19 pm Mish, I don't know how to quote, but if I did I’d say my Lola (also black and white!) will be happy to join in on some pigeon carnage. She often swallows them whole which is a bit disconcerting but seems no harm done and hey free raw food 😂

If I go thru with this crazy plan to move to Cambodia it won’t be Phnom Penh, but we can take a day trip for a good old fashioned pigeon slaughter. There is a group in NY that takes their terriers out ratting at night, I’ve corresponded with them as I also take her ratting around garbage piles. It can be a thing like that- the Phnom Penh Pigeon Punishers. We can get shirts and be a gang.
Noo shoot the bloody dogs and feed them to the pigeons. filthy four legged ankle biting barking worm infested curs
Evidently dogs don't like you. :beer3:
[media]https://dogcare.dailypuppy.com/deadly-d ... -7825.html[/media] a list of diseases dogs can pass to humans. Plus pigeons don't bark all [email protected] day and night, dont attack me as i ride past on my moto and I have never had a problem stepping in pigeon shit. If there were 2 animals I could ban from the planet it would be 1) dogs and 2) dog owners :stir:
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pczz wrote: Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:50 am
Mishmash wrote: Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:37 am
pczz wrote: Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:19 am
Anty wrote: Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:19 pm Mish, I don't know how to quote, but if I did I’d say my Lola (also black and white!) will be happy to join in on some pigeon carnage. She often swallows them whole which is a bit disconcerting but seems no harm done and hey free raw food 😂

If I go thru with this crazy plan to move to Cambodia it won’t be Phnom Penh, but we can take a day trip for a good old fashioned pigeon slaughter. There is a group in NY that takes their terriers out ratting at night, I’ve corresponded with them as I also take her ratting around garbage piles. It can be a thing like that- the Phnom Penh Pigeon Punishers. We can get shirts and be a gang.
Noo shoot the bloody dogs and feed them to the pigeons. filthy four legged ankle biting barking worm infested curs
Evidently dogs don't like you. :beer3:
[media]https://dogcare.dailypuppy.com/deadly-d ... -7825.html[/media] a list of diseases dogs can pass to humans. Plus pigeons don't bark all [email protected] day and night, dont attack me as i ride past on my moto and I have never had a problem stepping in pigeon shit. If there were 2 animals I could ban from the planet it would be 1) dogs and 2) dog owners :stir:
I agree - irresponsible dog owners who allow their pets to harass people, especially bike riders, and bark stupidly are a fucking menace. Terminate.

And funnily enough but true. My Grandads frail sister slipped on pigeon shit and was in hospital with a broken leg. She sued the council and won.
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