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Why look at pigeon tracks on the sidewalk?

22 November 2009

City pigeons are the product of domestication – but exist somewhere between tame and wild. Their traces in wet cement remind us that human and non-human animals share the city together. The sidewalk was once a meeting place – not just a passageway.  Pigeons still use it that way.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Jenny permalink
    17 July 2010 5:15 PM

    I love this musing.

    • Lori permalink
      7 March 2011 3:10 PM

      It’s important to remind people that they are not the only city dwellers. Pigeons seem to get such a bad rap, in spite of their characteristically docile nature. Being a bird rehabber, I had the opportunity to work with so many species of wild and domesticated birds, and pigeons are the sweetest of all. They seem to fully appreciate every ounce of attention.

      • 7 March 2011 3:14 PM

        Yes, in the time I spent reading up on them and watching them in the city, I have concluded the same thing. I think they’re wonderful critters.

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