An animal rescue service based in Las Vegas in trying to track down a group of pigeons that have been spotted with little cowboy hats attached to their heads.
Animal rescue organisation Lofty Hopes is hoping to find the birds and safely remove the hats. The organisation’s worst fear is that the little hats stuck to the pigeons’ heads have been stuck there using superglue. This would mean it would be pretty difficult to remove them without causing the birds some distress.
Mariah Hillman, Lofty Hopes founder, told Fox News: “At first, I was like, oh my god that’s cute! Then, I was like, wait a minute – how did they get those hats on there?
“Did they glue them? And what does that mean for them? Is it something that’s going to impede their flight or attract predators?
“We drove up and down here yesterday for a good two hours just handing out business cards to any location where I saw pigeons and people. If you see these birds, just feed them until I get here. I’m only three miles away and I’ll come trap them.”
So far, videos of the hat-wearing pigeons have garnered over 1.8 millions views, 46,000 shares, and 174,000 likes after the footage was shared on the Las Vegas Twitter account with the caption: “Someone is putting tiny cowboy hats on Vegas pigeons. There are consequences to legalizing marijuana.”
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Posted by Bobby Lee on Thursday, 5 December 2019
The footage was filmed on Thursday in Parkway Villas ‘across from 7/11’ in Las Vegas and posted to Facebook by a Bobby Lee.
Whilst some viewers of the footage found it absolutely hilarious, others were left disturbed and concerned for the birds.
One person commented: “They’re putting cowboy hats on their drones now. What will the government do next?”.
It may not be that big of a conspiracy but it certainly is strange! Perhaps they’re just pigeons on the run and needed a quick disguise! Or maybe this is someone’s idea of a practical joke. Who knows?
Let us know your theory below.
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