Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Unwanted gift

Free: Several hundredweight of pigeon guano. Pick your own.

I have been on the roof of the villa, resetting a tripped aircon outdoor unit and replacing the wire netting over the light well to keep the flying rats from roosting and reproducing just outside the bathroom window, with all the miasma that this implies. The entire villa roof is coated with a generous layer pigeon poo, dead birds and eggs.

As for keeping the birds away, I'm open to suggestions. Concealing myself in a hide with a Thermos, some sandwiches and a sawn-off shotgun is probably not the best solution. In Mirdif there is probably an ordinance forbidding use of ordnance.

Alternatively...

Spring is here, ah, spring is here.
Life is skittles and life is beer.
I think the loveliest time of the year
Is the spring. I do. Don't you? 'Course you do!

But there's one thing that makes spring complete for me,
That makes every Sunday a treat for me...

4 comments:

Seabee said...

I checked out a (very expensive) villa for a friend last week and I was amazed at the huge pile of guano on the balcony. I hadn't realised how many pigeons we have in Dubai these days.

Chris said...

Poisoning pigeons in the park!

Mme Cyn said...

I'm told stringing balloons all over the roof will kepp them off, as they don't like the movement. Might look silly, but anything is worth a try.

Rose in Dubai said...

get a cat?

 

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