- ... As I Life Member of the National Rifle Association, I recommend a shotgun! If you don t really want to kill the little nuisances -- (or if your localMessage 1 of 3 , Feb 28, 2003View Source
> Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 21:32:19 -0000As I Life Member of the National Rifle Association,
> From: studiofoglio
> Subject: Re: The Horror of Blimps
> How do you get rid of pigeons that have decided
> that your house is the best camping ground ever?
I recommend a shotgun! If you don't really want to kill
the little nuisances -- (or if your local community
has a grievance with the discharge of firearms) --
I recommend using rock-salt shells instead of birdshot
> Without an actual gun, I mean.Oh....
How do you feel about napalm, then?...
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- Don t waste your money on plastic owls. Down at the La Jolla Bridge Club by the Cove, I saw a pigeon roosting on the owl s head, and the others were lined upMessage 2 of 3 , Mar 1 1:49 PMView SourceDon't waste your money on plastic owls. Down at the La Jolla
Bridge Club by the Cove, I saw a pigeon roosting on the owl's
head, and the others were lined up on each side of the owl.
Evidently even a pigeon can tell the difference between animate
and inanimate objects. (And owls aren't in plain sight on top of
buildings in the daytime anyhow unless they enjoy being
mobbed by crows.)
Now, a robotic bird of prey rigged to look around and stretch its
wings might be a bit more menacing. If you had a radio-
controlled hawk or bat that circled and swooped, I'd probably get
out of the way myself before noticing it wasn't real. Even just an
RC airplane harassing them might do the trick. And it would
probably be a lot of fun, too!
- ... Agreed, I ve seen the same. If you want something a little less interactive than R/C planes or hiring the neighbor s kids to throw rocks (at least untilMessage 3 of 3 , Mar 1 3:24 PMView Source<khedges@m...> wrote:
> Don't waste your money on plastic owls. Down at the La JollaAgreed, I've seen the same. If you want something a little less
> Bridge Club by the Cove, I saw a pigeon roosting on the owl's
interactive than R/C planes or hiring the neighbor's kids to throw
rocks (at least until your little one is coordinated enough), many
marinas which are plagued by gulls paint aerial images of them in
flight on the docks and sidewalks. It seems the birds are visual
enough to see the pictures, and stupid enough to be fooled and they
don't tend to land on another bird in flight.
You could make a stencil of a gull or pigeon in plan view with
wings outstretched and use it to cover your roof, walkways and other
flat surfaces with thousands of images of birds. And if it didn't
work, it would disguise the droppings until someone stepped on them...
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