If you ever see a pigeon in a big city -- take a look at its' feet. Certainly in New Orleans, a great big giant percentage of the birds are missing a foot:
We figured it was because they get in fights with each other, during which they peck their opponents' feet off. Not too shabby a theory...Well here is an interesting article and I'm sorry about the swear words. I couldn't find a PG version. This person claims there are three reasons:
- Human hair
- Standing in their own poop
Who the heck knows? It's kinda cute, don't you think?
Wouldn't it be even cuter if it had had a little eye patch on and a tiny parrot on its' shoulder?