Thursday, January 17, 2008

Transit is for the birds

Because some pigeons are tired of flight...

This was weird. A few levels underground while waiting for a subway to get me home from doing a bit of grocery shopping this pigeon appeared in front of me. It seemed like it just jumped into my view. It walked toward me, paused, and walked back toward where it had landed. Then it turned almost like it was looking down the tracks for the incoming train. The bird froze in position like it was waiting.

Even after the subway car pulled up the bird stayed on the ground, even with all the people leaving the subway. It casually walked around people. It wasn't until some girl started screaming and running after it that it took flight.

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