Never noticed it but hope it's true. That'll teach em'
Hi NAB,nabisho said:Anyone else notice that bad things tend to happen to people that do bad things to innocent pigeons?
Children can be extremely cruel. Most of the time they don't think of the consequences of what they do, particularly if they have other children around and "show off". My husband has told me how, as a child and probably a teen, he would shoot birds with a BB gun yet, after he matured, he has rescued and saved hundreds of birds. He has regretted what he did as a youth and is now one of the most compassionate people I have ever met.maryjane said:There is a footbridge about 40 feet (highest point) over the river in Petaluma nearby, and that's where I got my first pigeons (floating down the river as squabs or under the bridge unable to fly). This river is old, smelly, poluted, and not water that you want to touch. One day while I was down there trying to net an injured heron, some teenaged boys were fooling around on the footbridge. One of them climbed the railing in order to scare a pigeon off and lost his balance and fell in the river. I very nearly fell in myself, I was laughing so hard. I told him as he climbed out, "That's what you get. I told you not to bother the pigeons." There is a definite karma in life, and even more so when it comes to animals, it seems. What goes around, comes around! I like the instant karma the best, at least when it lands the snot-nosed brat in the filthy water.
Lady Tarheel said:I don't know about karma but I don't really see anything funny about the child falling off a bridge into "filthy" water not even to mention possibly drowning. As much as I love all animals and birds, I try to treat my fellow humans with the same compassion. I admit it infuriates me and sickens me when humans treat pigeons the way they do but at the same time I simply cannot wish or hope that something bad happen to them.
Lady Tarheel said:My husband has told me how, as a child and probably a teen, he would shoot birds with a BB gun yet, after he matured, he has rescued and saved hundreds of birds. He has regretted what he did as a youth and is now one of the most compassionate people I have ever met.
I'm beginning to think pigeons are more than just great birds to have around but are somehow magic birds. They are a sort of guardian angel bird, not magic genies that will make you win the lotto or get you elected emperor, more of a gentle spirit that keeps true evil away. I’ve noticed this a couple times recently (past couple weeks) things like a guy here at work tears down a nest and busts up their eggs and two days later out of the blue he gets rear-ended by a pickup truck, and end up in a neck brace and hurting. Then last week, a girl I know was complaining about a couple of pigeons pooping near her house and having to clean it up with the hose once a week or so, so she put up some bird tape and drove the pigeons away. Sure enough this morning one of her crowns broke off, now she’s in a lot of pain, and has to go in for a new bridge and a bunch of root canals and caps etc. We also used to have a K-Mart (big one) but I noticed they always had those pigeon spike things all around the building and no pigeons hanging around, well the Kmart is no more, and since it went out of business they built a new Walmart where I know the managment treats the pigeons well and the Walmart is booming so much so that they had to build another Walmart on the northside of town (near where the Kmart used to be) and now both of them are booming. Can't even get a parking spot near the places. Anyone else notice that bad things tend to happen to people that do bad things to innocent pigeons?