I have a field across the street from my house and noticed a pigeon sitting in the middle so I investigated. After walking up to the pigeon it didn't try to flee but let me pick it up. When I noticed a green band around its ankle with a four digit number. I suppose it is someone's carrier pigeon that is lost or resting? I put it in a box with rags, water and peanuts for the night.
Could you please send me some info? as to whom I should contact to return it?
Thank you in advance for any help you can offer,
Regards, Brian Kampersal
You must have a way with animals. We're pleased to hear that you were able to give some small comfort to an out-of-work/retired/bored carrier pigeon. And we are curious: did you remove the peanut shells? Pigeons in New York eat pretty much anything—entire corndogs—but it seems like the shell would be a possible impediment.
In addition, don't call us. We're just a magazine! We publish fiction, illustration, and fine art. We use the carrier pigeon as our mascot, because we like to draw it. To be honest, the pigeon often suffers in our drawings. We, like PETA, could benefit from being more humane, although we, unlike PETA, didn't liken butchered cows to Holocaust victims. Thank you for reminding us all to be gentle. And buy an issue!