A pair of Streptopelia chinensis larking about at St Johns Park, New Town. December 2010.
Streptopelia chinensis – the Spotted Turtle Dove to its friends – is a pigeon which is a resident breeding bird in tropical southern Asia from Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka east to south China and Southeast Asia. Obviously, you can add New Town to that list!
In fact, my spies (as well as my moles, emissaries, stoolies and informants) tell me that these buggers are spreading at a rate of knots, often to the detriment of our very own native doves. Like the European Wasps and Argentinean Ants, immigrant animals are overrunning us!
Something must be done. We don’t need words, we need ACTION.
Now, I’ve looked into the matter and realise that our detention centres are all full. Offshore confinement won’t work, as the
Well, I decided to take matters into my own hands and wring these two buggers’ necks. They put up a hell of a fight!
That is our Christmas dinner sorted, at the very least!