Friday, April 06, 2007

St. Paul Ttrying To Purge Pigeons

Officials in St. Paul really want to make a good impression when the Republican National Convention comes to town next year. Their latest plan -- stealing pigeon eggs. Pigeons have long plagued downtown St. Paul, sullying skyways and sidewalks with their droppings.City officials say they've learned from past failures that they can't control the number of pigeons just by killing them. They just keep reproducing -- like rats. So St. Paul will be offering pigeons their own rooftop condos. Just when the birds relax and lay their eggs, workers will reach through trap doors and snatch the next generation before it hatches. The pigeon purge even has the blessing of the St. Paul Audubon Society.