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PatriotAr15  [Team Member]
7/21/2012 6:01:24 PM
There's a dead bird on my drive way. I was just about to go push it into a box, and throw the box in the trash... but figured I might ask around if anyone knows if there is a recommended or "proper" way to get rid of it. Mainly I don't know if I could get in trouble for disposing of it in a manner that might put the public health at risk. In this day and age... can't be too careful when it comes to laws and crap.

Just curious!
Ianq  [Member]
7/21/2012 6:10:24 PM
I found one the other day and just threw it in the trash can outside...
GONIF  [Member]
7/21/2012 6:49:58 PM
trash can.
WSheppard  [Member]
7/21/2012 7:04:09 PM

Pick it up with the dog poop shovel. Throw it into trash.
PatriotAr15  [Team Member]
7/21/2012 7:35:09 PM
Ok, Just wanted to make sure I wasn't breaking the law by simply tossing it in the trash.

ETA: It was a pidgeon, if anyone was curious.
bluetick357  [Team Member]
7/21/2012 7:45:24 PM
Pluck feathers,remove guts,put on stick,make fire,add salt,enjoy.
Diggs91  [Member]
7/21/2012 9:56:20 PM
No, don't eat it. I know it's a joke, but if it's a pigeon it could have died from west nile.
Especially if you have vacant neighbors, green pools etc.
use a glove and throw it in the trash can.
rizzo1318  [Team Member]
7/21/2012 10:57:38 PM
Originally Posted By PatriotAr15:
It was a pidgeon, if anyone was curious.


I find dead pigeons all the time in my driveway and front yard with poly-tipped pellets in their heads. It's weird.

Anyways, I just toss them in the garbage.

Epic_Ed  [Member]
7/22/2012 3:27:52 AM
I've lived in this house for two years and we've had an epidemic of dead pigeons in our yard. I was finding about one a week there for a while. Being a typical unsocial AZ neighbor we really hadn't met the family that lives to the right of my driveway until about six months ago. We chatted a bit and apologized for not introducing ourselves earlier. Seemed like a nice, regular Joe. And then he sheepishly apologized for all the dead birds. Turns out this prick has been picking them off with a pellet gun all this time, including some that were sitting on our roof. I made it clear he was not to aim any sort of firearm at any feature of my property again and explained his intentions might be misconstrued if I ever saw anyone pointing a gun at my house. We haven't spoken since and the dead birds have stopped popping up on our property.

Oh...I used to just toss them in the trash.
atram6  [Team Member]
7/22/2012 11:08:05 AM
Originally Posted By rizzo1318:
Originally Posted By PatriotAr15:
It was a pidgeon, if anyone was curious.


I find dead pigeons all the time in my driveway and front yard with poly-tipped pellets in their heads. It's weird.

Anyways, I just toss them in the garbage.



Yea, someone is doing some pigeon control around our neighborhood as well. Also, some of these dead birds are missing their heads.
Razoreye  [Member]
7/22/2012 12:50:28 PM
Throw it in the empty lot next door. Hey, buzzards gotta eat same as worms.
Couch-Commando  [Team Member]
7/22/2012 1:28:07 PM
I generally use a dresser drawer.
0uTkAsT  [Member]
7/22/2012 3:37:51 PM
Coyotes usually take care of them within 2 hours.
LarryThePirate  [Team Member]
7/22/2012 3:54:34 PM
Originally Posted By rizzo1318:
Originally Posted By PatriotAr15:
It was a pidgeon, if anyone was curious.


I find dead pigeons all the time in my driveway and front yard with poly-tipped pellets in their heads. It's weird.

Anyways, I just toss them in the garbage.



You too? Wow, that's weird.
danelen  [Member]
7/22/2012 4:56:35 PM
Originally Posted By rizzo1318:
Originally Posted By PatriotAr15:
It was a pidgeon, if anyone was curious.


I find dead pigeons all the time in my driveway and front yard with poly-tipped pellets in their heads. It's weird.

Anyways, I just toss them in the garbage.



LFMAO!
rizzo1318  [Team Member]
7/22/2012 8:22:05 PM
Originally Posted By LarryThePirate:
Originally Posted By rizzo1318:
Originally Posted By PatriotAr15:
It was a pidgeon, if anyone was curious.


I find dead pigeons all the time in my driveway and front yard with poly-tipped pellets in their heads. It's weird.

Anyways, I just toss them in the garbage.



You too? Wow, that's weird.



Oh no, it's an epidemic! Ban Pigeons - it's for the children!

tucansam  [Team Member]
7/22/2012 9:44:41 PM
http://www.hulu.com/watch/280000
victorgonzales  [Team Member]
7/23/2012 2:42:24 AM
when they "die " in the back yard I throw them over the fence in the alley. Gives the stray cats something to munch on. Circle of life or something like that.
victorgonzales  [Team Member]
7/23/2012 2:43:29 AM

Originally Posted By rizzo1318:
Originally Posted By PatriotAr15:
It was a pidgeon, if anyone was curious.


I find dead pigeons all the time in my driveway and front yard with poly-tipped pellets in their heads. It's weird.

Anyways, I just toss them in the garbage.

Someone I know hits em with one pump so they fly away and die on someone elses driveway.

WindKnot1-1  [Member]
7/23/2012 1:29:48 PM
Originally Posted By rizzo1318:
Originally Posted By PatriotAr15:
It was a pidgeon, if anyone was curious.


I find dead pigeons all the time in my driveway and front yard with poly-tipped pellets in their heads. It's weird.

Anyways, I just toss them in the garbage.



You too? It must be an epidemic!
Beretta_Jerry  [Member]
7/23/2012 10:24:59 PM
Originally Posted By victorgonzales:

Originally Posted By rizzo1318:
Originally Posted By PatriotAr15:
It was a pidgeon, if anyone was curious.


I find dead pigeons all the time in my driveway and front yard with poly-tipped pellets in their heads. It's weird.

Anyways, I just toss them in the garbage.

Someone I know hits em with one pump so they fly away and die on someone elses driveway.



The pellet bounces off (I've seen it multiple times). The pigeons fly away and never roost in my eaves again. No big dead messy bird to clean up either. I would assume no permanent harm from this method (from my gun anyway)

I started doing this after I had to shoot one 5 times to kill it. Crappy pellet gun missing the rear sight ladder and no scope. Inhumane, I know
victorgonzales  [Team Member]
7/24/2012 12:10:46 AM

Originally Posted By Beretta_Jerry:
Originally Posted By victorgonzales:

Originally Posted By rizzo1318:
Originally Posted By PatriotAr15:
It was a pidgeon, if anyone was curious.


I find dead pigeons all the time in my driveway and front yard with poly-tipped pellets in their heads. It's weird.

Anyways, I just toss them in the garbage.

Someone I know hits em with one pump so they fly away and die on someone elses driveway.



The pellet bounces off (I've seen it multiple times). The pigeons fly away and never roost in my eaves again. No big dead messy bird to clean up either. I would assume no permanent harm from this method (from my gun anyway)

I started doing this after I had to shoot one 5 times to kill it. Crappy pellet gun missing the rear sight ladder and no scope. Inhumane, I know
My friend says that the pellets go in but the bird still flys away. usually stoops in tree somewhere within a hundred yards then falls to the ground a few minutes later.

Quake_Guy  [Member]
7/25/2012 2:19:51 AM
I frequently find them missing heads, very odd. Also have a German Shorthair Pointer in the yard, probably just a coincidence...
TigerForce  [Team Member]
7/27/2012 12:44:19 AM
Originally Posted By tucansam:
http://www.hulu.com/watch/280000

SevenMaryThree  [Team Member]
7/27/2012 4:29:45 PM
Douse it in lighter fluid set it on fire and throw it over the fence. Now your neighbor has the problem, and it makes yours pale in comparison.
mike240  [Member]
7/27/2012 8:15:56 PM
I toss them into the street to hopefully draw loose cats into traffic.
jimmybcool  [Member]
7/27/2012 8:41:49 PM
Where I live something will come along and eat it soon enough. Saw a road runner eat a snake in my yard this afternoon. So long as it was a rattler I'm happy to see it.