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Thursday, May 15, 2003

If only I had a Quicksnap

One of those days where I really wanted a camera on me so I could take a picture of a pigeon on the tube and people's faces watching it. I've seen so many pigeons travelling on the tube it's not surprising to me - apart from when they fly into your face when you're trying to get on a train and they're zooming off.

It was obviously the first time the people opposite me at Earls Court on the District Line had seen one though. They killed themselves laughing and then were worried about what would happen if the doors closed before it got off. The answer is nothing. Pigeons quite happily travel for several stops before they get off a tube. The couple opposite then went into a long convoluted story about the pigeon flying off in the underground part of the Underground and going mad. Then being shooed onto a train going in the opposite direction so it could go back to it's "house".

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You can just about see the little blighters here


You can just about see the little blighters here


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