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Bengals to Use Lasers to Battle Pigeons

Posted October 01, 2007 4:20 PM
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Instead of shooting pigeons who've been giving fans a crappy experience, the Cincinnati Bengals say they'll try shooing the birds -- using laser pointers.

When the Bengals host the New England Patriots tonight, employees will aim hand-held laser-light pens at pigeons that have been making a nuisance of themselves at Paul Brown Stadium.

Bengals spokesman Jack Brennan says the hope is the pigeons will become so irritated they'll fly away.

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10/01/2007 4:22 PM

Can we expect to see a flock of lawyers at the game, all hoping to get hit and somehow injured by these lasers?

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10/01/2007 9:27 PM

You've got to be kidding. Ever heard of litigation?

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10/02/2007 2:40 AM

So, let me get this straight, the pigeons will see the red spot and think they are in the sights of a sniper? Who's idea is this, and is his name Charley?

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10/02/2007 9:36 AM

And presumably they are going to power the floodlights by all waving their hands in the air at once???

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10/02/2007 2:45 PM

Words fail me.

From the limited amount of information it appears that they have no idea if it will work. It won't do anything to the pigeons unless they see the laser point (ie- the beam must hit them in the eye, or near the surface they are sitting on).

I know it is an obvious question, but can a pigeon even see the colour red? And won't their game suffer if the players are trying to scare off birds with laser pointers?

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10/03/2007 8:55 AM

Can't they just let their mascot run around? I imagine a six foot tall tiger with an enormous head would be rather frightening to a pigeon.

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10/11/2012 9:20 AM

Won't the pigeons just end up pecking at the "little red bug" that's doodling around their fat feathered bodies? While this is occurring, several other pigeons are like "ooo, what's he eating!!" and they'll come running, and so on... till pretty soon, you've got yourself a Record Migration of Red-Bug Lovin' Birds setting up their version of Occupy "Brown" Stadium. Problem Solved!

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07/16/2013 6:59 PM

Perhaps the pigeons will begin to pick at one another like chickens do. This could lead to a pigeon peck fest that might have ravished pigeon remains falling from the rafters.

Yea! That would be neat!

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