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Pigeon: Pet or Pest?

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Every morning people can be seen feeding pigeons around temples, Darbar square, and parks as compassion to other living being. Many people feed pigeons for a religious belief of brining good fortune in their life. But many have no clue of these pigeons getting over populated and are infected with various diseases which are known harmful to human. Their droppings can also damage historic artifacts.

In the pictures: Hungry feral pigeons looking for grains at Kathmandu Darbar square.