As for pigeons, they are not flying rats
, but intelligent, pretty birds, with a wonderful record during the last war, saving thousands of lives, flying back and forth with vital messages.
But if people feel the need to feed these flying rats
then we should at least have a designated feeding area somewhere along the canal, away from the town centre.
We were making our way to the toilets, how ironic, when a number of the flying rats
descended and made one unholy mess of my trousers.
I agree pigeons are a threat to health, but try telling that to the younger parents with children who sit on the prom, especially New Brighton, throwing their leftover chips and burgers to the flying rats
Everybody seems to agree that these flying rats
leave behind a disgusting mess, which can be dangerous underfoot.
Expert Peter Rock described them as "these flying rats
, these thieving b***ds, these sh**e hawks".
with radar''); Mum fending off the amorous attentions of an extremely fat colleague while their supermarket was being held up by armed raiders - and one of the kids getting arrested after a night of lap-dancing and cockfighting.
According to shoppers and retailers, Cardiff has a real problem with pigeons - known to their detractors as flying rats
- and it is getting worse.
But some people said they were vermin and I shouldn't feed them, that they had diseases and were flying rats
We regard seagulls as flying rats
- they're vandals, they attack you, they are horrible things.
If that does not encourage the flying rats
, nothing does.
Pigeons are flying rats
, they will come in and just nest," said Richard Ellis, a falconer at Royal Shaheen Events.
The flying rats
seem to get worse every year; a few years ago, they were only a problem from the first cold winter weather until about April.
Some people call them flying rats
, but I love seagulls, the way they perve over your food with their sideways eyes, then do that indignant shuffle when you turn to stare them down, denying that they want your chips.
Out here the birds flying around are bright coloured parrots, none of those flying rats
you get on Northumberland Street