Reader Mail: The Pigeon Snatcher

7/22/2008:

Here’s a “crazy story” from a Hoboken411 reader about a morning walk to the PATH.

I personally have never seen anything like they described, but maybe someone else can chime in if they have?

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Pigeon Snatcher

“My boyfriend was waking up first street to the PATH train this morning at 6:10am. A gray truck pulls up on the side of him and a very big guy with dreads jumps out. He starts rolling up his sleeves and mumbles to himself “Damn, I should have worn a short sleeve shirt”.

My boyfriend really don’t think much of it and kept walking. He decided to take a quick look back after he got to the other side of Garden St. At this point the man has grabbed a big fishing net attached to a pole and was crossing the street starting to walk up Garden. So my boyfriend stops and turns around to check this guy out. The guy takes a couple more steps and then scoops up a pigeon with a quick swipe of the net and starts to head up first towards my boyfriend. He now has his hand on the net so the pigeon cant get out. He is looking right at my boyfriend and says “What man its just business….” and proceeds to grab the things head and twist ….breaking its neck.

My boyfriend really didn’t know what to do at that point so he turned and kept walking. Now they are both walking up 1st near Buskers and my boyfriend sees him with the dead pigeon in one hand and the net in the other. He then scoops up another one and does the same. WTF!!!!!!!! . What does he do with these things??? It’s just business??? He must sell them!!!! He said he was driving a nice truck and had some decent clothes on. He must do ok for himself as a pigeon snatcher!!!”

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52 Comments on "Reader Mail: The Pigeon Snatcher"

bsrm
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bsrm

Where??

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Why does McDoland’s allow these people to stay in their restaurant? I was at another fast food place in Hoboken, and a lady sitting at a table peed herself and it started running along the floor. I will never eat there again.[/quote]

Lobes419
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Lobes419

if Snopes.com reported it, it must be true. BTW im wearing a speedo right now made out of General Tso’s.

kal-el
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kal-el

Biffy that was the funnyist thing i have ever read ! That is something right out of JACKASS . Back to the pigeons my great grandfather from the old country used to catch the pigieons and eat em all the time . I would bet this guy sells them for food.LOL but the other day i got real sick could not make it home i had no choice but to puke in the corner of a small alley not even 3 seconds later the pigieons were chowing down on my puke , so just think what these people are eating if they are eating these birds.

Journey
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Journey

Considering the diseases that pigeons can carry, I don’t mind some form of ‘control’. Also considering the diseases I would hope it is being done by someone that will dispose of them properly.

We know nothing about this person, who he works for or what happens to the bodies birds he kills. I wouldn’t mind the answers.

matt_72
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[quote comment=”94668″]That pigeon catcher better not let the boys at the Hudson County Homing Pigeon Club (on Newark Street) see him pull a stunt like that. His next stop would be at the bottom of the Hudson River with two concrete blocks chained to his feet. 8O[/quote]

Are those the asshats that feed all those flying rodents?

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