A Surrey council has explained why a dead pigeon has remained hanging from a building for well over a week. Surrey County Council have given an update on the current situation on work taken to remove the bird which has been hanging by the neck of Ranger House in Guildford since September 2.
In a statement to SurreyLive yesterday a spokesperson for Surrey County Council, which owns the building, said the property’s close proximity to a railways line has delayed work to deal with the animal. However they say they want to deal with the incident “as soon as possible.”
The spokesperson said: “We have been made aware that there is a dead bird hanging from the building at Ranger House. Our property managers Cushman & Wakefield have been working over the last 10 days to remove the bird however the proximity to the railways lines has resulted in access issues. Cushman & Wakefield and SCC officers are directly liaising with Network Rail to find a solution.”
Attention was drawn to the peculiar incident on social media website Reddit earlier this month and although discussion has taken place about how the pigeon ended up in its predicament, mystery ultimately remains. One suggestion from one user was that the bird caught its foot on a loose wire.
Local councillors have called on the bird to be removed quickly with Cllr Cait Taylor, a Liberal Democrat who represents the Friary and St Nicolas ward, saying: “I’m rather surprised that the pigeon is still there and I would have hoped that the building owners would address it urgently and look into the causes, as we don’t want biodiversity affected.”
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