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Poisoning Pigeons in the Park

Someone in New York City has a “very premeditated, conscious and sick desire to take out their ill feelings on the city’s wildlife,” says Chief Alex Brash of the Urban Park Rangers. Bird seed laced with pesticide is being left around Manhattan. At least 60 dead birds, mostly pigeons, have been found near Times Square and the Upper East Side. “This is someone who had a bad time with pigeons at some point and is taking it out on them now,” Brash theorizes. (RC/AP) ...Rangers say Tom Lehrer is being sought for “routine questioning.”
Original Publication Date: 16 August 1998
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 5.

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