-Mac Do you know they’re on the UK vermin list?
I did not, but does this matter?
I assume this was a joke, but it is interesting the difference in the emotional reaction to an injured creature in the garden and a dead one in the supermarket. It is probably irrational, but we are not rational creatures, are we?
Update from yesterday: I didn’t take the bird in or put it in a box. I did call a few animal charities and it seems no one really cares or wants to take in a pigeon. My daughter’s boyfriend, who is studying to be a doctor, volunteered to catch the bird if needed, but also said if it’s not eating it probably means it is going to die anyway no matter what I do. So left it for the night…
… and this morning I can’t see it in the garden. No sighs of what happened or where it has gone. It may be dead and I will find it later, or eaten by a cat who left no sign, or crawled/managed to fly to a neighbour’s garden, or miraculously recovered and flew off (probably not, but who knows?).