Bay Area pigeons: the good, bad and ugly

03/21/2011
By Victoria Schlesinger

The Bay Area pigeon population is estimated at 3.5 million. And that’s just the feral birds. BART has tried to scare off the fowl with decoy owls. The de Young Museum uses shock therapy to deter them from landing on the new building. But most businesses resort to festooning ledges with spikes. Many more “flying rodent” facts like these in a quirky New York Times piece. [Read more - New York Times]

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