Published: Thu, December 12, 2019

Spotted: Pigeons in cowboy hats in U.S. auto park

Spotted: Pigeons in cowboy hats in U.S. auto park

That's the question KTNV is posing after a "witness" spotted a group of pigeons hanging out near a dumpster in Las Vegas, which normally wouldn't be of note-except a couple of the birds were wearing miniature cowboy hats.

The group initially asked the public to feed the birds if they found them and to contact them immediately, but after several close calls in trying to trap the birds they still haven't been successful. She slowed her vehicle and said, "Howdy partner".

Hillman, 47, and her 30-year-old daughter's search for the birds took off swiftly.

While many have been amused by the sight of the birds, with social media users excitedly reporting sightings since a video was first posted to Facebook in early December, there are concerns for the welfare of the animals.

"It got a lot of attention fast", Lee said of the video, which was published on December 5 and now has more than 73,000 views, to the New York Times.

Hillman continued, "The only thing that wouldn't harm them is oil, which then makes him a grease pigeon - like the ones around McDonalds". All of it remains a mystery.

Cluck Norris can be identified by the red hat he is wearing, as opposed to Coo-lamity Jane's pink headgear.


Others also reported seeing the well-dressed birds out and about.

Although people have speculated the hats originated with an attendee of the National Finals Rodeo, which is now taking place in the city, the association has denied involvement, according to the New York Times, and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said it "does not appear to be a police matter".

"At first, I was like, oh my God that's cute!"

I recently befriended a pigeon at my apartment block.

My fondness for Sue, and a general disdain for animal cruelty, has inspired a fair amount of rage at the news that someone is glueing tiny hats to pigeons in Las Vegas.

When a pigeon in a red hat was spotted, Hillman tracked it down. "It is hard to know, of course, because they will not talk to us".

"They're going to the rodeo", one comment read. Now that we don't need them, they've become vermin or pests.

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