Thursday, October 25, 2007

Wordy Wednesday - Licking pigeons in Venice - the results of my investigation

Well, that was interesting! I didn't get very far because none of the pigeons were very keen to help me find out if their feathers come off when they're licked. I think it was very mean of them, 'cause I asked ever so politely.

They all said they have enough to worry about these days as a small number of the Venice seagulls have moved right into the square and are living off the pigeons! She used to go and sit in the square every morning when she was there, and watch the day start in Venice, but on Her last two trips She has been horrified at what the seagulls have started doing, so She only goes there for a few minutes and turns Her back on them. Now we know that seagulls have to eat, but can't these huge, rogue ones go back to catching little fish and not upsetting the tourists (or the remaining pigeons)?


Here we are sitting in the chairs outside the Lavena Cafe in Piazza San Marco, just two weeks ago.

7 comments:

MoMo said...

As a FBI agent you can't be too polite. Just lick them and see if you get a mouthful of pigeon feathers. Yuk!

The kitties definitely look like they are taking over San Marco.

MoMo

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Um, we wouldn't want to watch the gulls with the pijuns eether...

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

What a great trip! I wish I could go to such amazing places!

Latte

Lux said...

I'm with Latte - I wish I were sitting in one of those chairs (alas, I'd probably be off chasing pigeons, though)!

Daisy said...

You mean the seagulls EAT the pigeons? That makes them cannibals. That's not very nice of the seagulls.

poppyq said...

Naughty seagulls - they shouldn't do that!!

I wish my mum would take me to Venice.

Henry Helton said...

Well, now I know to stay away from seagulls. Thanks for the very valuable information. I really appreciate it.