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Subway Riding Pigeons Think Flying Is For The Birds
November 12, 2011
Sweden - Swedish transit authorities are trying to figure out how to
disperse a flock of enterprising pigeons who have taken to jumping on the
subway for a quick ride to their favorite dining destination, The Local
"They behave well while on board and don't seem to be making much of a
mess. They also choose to travel later in the day, cleverly avoiding rush
hour," Rasmus Sandsten, spokesman for underground operator MTR, told The
According to Sandsten, the wily birds "stand calmly at the platform and
wait for the subway train to arrive. When it does they get on, travel one
stop, jump off and then head for their favorite haunts."
They are believed to live in south Stockholm and use the subway to visit
a shopping center featuring numerous cafes and other sources of food.
Sandsten said that so far, there have been no passenger complaints about