Somebody, Just Shoot That Bird!

May 9, 2019

A pigeon in Germany has been flashed by a speed camera after it was caught flying faster than the legal limit for the road.

The criminally rapid avian was snapped flapping along a residential street in Bocholt, western Germany, when it was clocked at 45kmh (28mph) in a 30kmh zone.

A mobile camera unit was automatically triggered by the bird as it flew past.

Representatives from the town published the evidence last week – a photograph unmistakably that of a pigeon mid-flight, and in which it is apparently swooping down the wrong side of the road.

The image has delighted many people and has already been widely shared.

If it had not been a pigeon, but a car full of people, the driver would have been served a €25 (£21) penalty for speeding.

The incident apparently took place in February this year, but it appears to have taken some months for the picture to be fully assessed and then released.

The authorities stated that even with the speed limit margin of 3kmh allowed in legal cases, the pigeon would have no chance of getting off, as the animal was 12 kmh over the limit.

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*The flight path of the bird indicated it was “on a collision course with vehicles and pedestrians”.’

That’s just too much – the Law is the Law!! A bird shouldn’t think it can fly as it want to….