Trapped pigeon 'will be fine'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Firefighters approach the trapped pigeon Firefighters approach the trapped pigeon

A pigeon rescued yesterday by the fire brigade “will be fine”, according to the RSPCA.

One fire engine attended the incident at 9.25am when the pigeon became trapped in netting above the Chrystall Chemist in The Broadway, Woodford Green.

A spokeswoman from the RSPCA said: “Apparently the pigeon was taken to a local wildlife centre which said he will be fine."

The pigeon will be released back into the wild in the next couple of days.

She added: “It is important for people who put netting like this up to maintain it and make sure it doesn't have any holes or disrepair which might cause a hazard or danger to wildlife.”

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10:36am Fri 14 Mar 14

cynicalsue says...

Lucky for the pigeon that the fire brigade got to it beofre the local chicken shop!
Lucky for the pigeon that the fire brigade got to it beofre the local chicken shop! cynicalsue
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10:59am Fri 14 Mar 14

Villagecranberry says...

Pigeons are flying rats. Like releasing a rat 'back into the wild'.
Pigeons are flying rats. Like releasing a rat 'back into the wild'. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -3

11:42am Fri 14 Mar 14

NDevoto says...

Must have been a quiet day at at the Fire Station. Waste of time and public money that should have been dealt with privately by Pest Control.
Must have been a quiet day at at the Fire Station. Waste of time and public money that should have been dealt with privately by Pest Control. NDevoto
  • Score: 5

4:47pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Thunderbird4 says...

“It is important for people who put netting like this up to maintain it and make sure it doesn't have any holes or disrepair which might cause a hazard or danger to wildlife.”

Health and Safety for pigeons that crap all over the environment. The world has gone mad.
“It is important for people who put netting like this up to maintain it and make sure it doesn't have any holes or disrepair which might cause a hazard or danger to wildlife.” Health and Safety for pigeons that crap all over the environment. The world has gone mad. Thunderbird4
  • Score: 0

8:44am Sat 15 Mar 14

stickmanny says...

Thank god he's ok.
Thank god he's ok. stickmanny
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