City officials in Reno, Nevada, have warned residents who see pigeons wearing hats that there’s more than meets the eye.
“While quirky or fun, it’s still inhumane,” City Manager Sabra Newby, who posted the photo on her Twitter page, said in a statement to ABC Reno affiliate KOLO. “The birds suffered when this exact thing happened last year in Las Vegas. One of them recently died. We don’t want copycats.”
“Washoe County Animal Services said this is the first known instance of something like this in the area,” KOLO reported.
As of now, animal services have asked the public’s help to track down the pigeon and prompted residents to call dispatch if the bird is spotted again.