photo series: Ghetto Birds - About pigeons: pigeons_40
Andreas Kappelmann is cutting a pigeon from a bird defense net. After getting stuck the pigeon was flapping so heavily that its left leg was twisted by 180 degrees. It had to be euthanized. Bird defense methods like nets or spikes not only keep birds away. They can also hurt or kill birds and in some cases provide for a nesting place when the spikes have been bent by other birds.