Saturday, May 29, 2010

Headline of the Month: Why a Pigeon Is Under Armed Guard in India

Pigeon held in India on suspicion of spying for Pak :

NEW DELHI: Indian police are holding a pigeon under armed guard after it was caught on an alleged spying mission for arch rivals and neighbours Pakistan, media reported on Friday. . .

The pigeon had a ring around its foot and a Pakistani phone number and address stamped on its body in red ink. . .

Officials have directed that no-one should be allowed to visit the pigeon, which police say may have been on a “special mission of spying”.

The bird has been medically examined and was being kept in an air-conditioned room under police guard. . .

This is not a normal part of the world.

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  1. "How doth the pigeon fancier'
    Love to see the sight,
    Of the pigeon he has sold at noon,
    Returning home at night."

  2. Yes, in "normal" parts of the world they use a dolphin with explosives strapped to its head to blow up ships.

  3. If it is a stool pigeon, they might get it to talk.

  4. Curious. Leave it to a muggle to employ the wrong species of bird.