A Pigeon Who Dares

As we all know, as months go, January sucks arse, which is why scenes like this are always worrying, until you find out that the pigeon in question does this kind of thing all the time.

He’s called Dave, and he loves nothing better than an extreme dare. The more extreme the dare, the happier Dave is.

Last year he walked across the M4 just by Junction 7. Thankfully it was 6.30 in the evening and none of the cars were moving very fast. Another time he hung upside down under a Number 19 bus all the way from Holborn to Upper Street.

I don’t often get the nod when Dave’s up to something. He likes to keep his antics a bit underground. Think he fancies himself as the Banksy of the pigeon world.

Yesterday though, I just happened to be there.

Here is on the tracks at Hammersmith Station. Jesus:

Heart stopping stuff. He sat there until the train came, and then flew off at the last minute. Total nutter.

Got me thinking… I’m wondering whether Extreme Dares could be an event for the Pigeon Olympics, like walking across the Thames on lollypop sticks, for example?

January 25, 2012. Uncategorized.


  1. Tigeon Pigeon replied:

    Another one like me??? I want to meet this guy

  2. Virginia Gal replied:

    Happy New Year Brian (sorry its so belated).

  3. Bicoid Babe replied:

    Many of the pigeons in Chicago are avid risk takers, too. They delight in flying in front of CTA buses and trains ( especially at the Clark/Lake station) and sitting on the train tracks.

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