Faces of London: Pigeon Man

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(COURTESY OF ERIN CAHIL)

By ERIN CAHILL

(COURTESY OF ERIN CAHIL)
(COURTESY OF ERIN CAHIL)

“Which one of you lovely ladies is brave enough to hold the pigeon?” Pigeon Man asked on a sunny afternoon in the heart of Bath.

Attempting to be brave, I daringly walked over to the swarm of pigeons and held my shaking hands out as he placed a pigeon on my arm. Before I knew it, pigeons came flocking to me with one on my head, one on my shoulder, and about a dozen coming towards my feet.  As I started to panic, unwittingly drawing the attention of a laughing crowd, the man reassured me, “I promise, they don’t bite.”

Never trust a man and his pigeons.[

City of Bath