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$750 Each to Kill Oak Park Pigeons?

by Robert W. Hunnicutt   |  June 5th, 2012 5

feral-pigeonOak Park is a leafy suburb of Chicago best known as the birthplace of Ernest Hemingway. It also was one of the Chicago area jurisdictions that banned possession of handguns until the McDonald v. Chicago decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Oak Park, it appears, has a pigeon problem, one bad enough that it repealed an ordinance against euthanizing them and is looking to terminate with extreme prejudice about 20 birds that roost under a viaduct at a cost of $15,000.

That’s right: 15 grand to kill 20 pigeons.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the town wants to use an agency that will trap the birds and finish them off einsatzgruppen-style by pumping carbon dioxide over them.

Here’s a modest proposal: a couple of teenaged boys at $50 a day with pellet rifles and about $10 worth of pellets. Keep the other $14,890.

  • Matt

    Hey, this is Chicago. They will charge $15,000, spend only a few hundred. Then line their pockets with the rest!

  • glockhead

    i would do it for free

  • Tom

    My wife is Asian,her people will fix this in less then 1 hour and have squab for a week. Best of all they'll give Chicago a few bucks for the birds.

  • frank

    crook county

  • rotton ralph

    let obama and the rev jesse jackson throw a all u can eat night

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