Pigeon Basket

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Out on my bike yesterday, I was extending one of the routes I follow – exploring, if you will – and placed right in the path was this pigeon basket.  Used to transport racing pigeons to their release point, I can’t think how it got there, as the location would not be conducive to releasing pigeons, being next to a major motorway.  It didn’t look broken at all, so it’s unlikely to have fallen off the back of a lorry – although, of course, it might have ‘fallen off the back of a lorry’ (been stolen).  I suppose I could have carried it home on my bike but as I had no use for it – I prefer my pigeons in a pie – I left it for somebody else.  It will be interesting to see if it’s still around when I next venture out that way.

—-Stephen—

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12 thoughts on “Pigeon Basket

    • 🙂 – well, I have to admit it wasn’t something what was on my radar to see!
      Pigeon racing is something that is supposedly quite popular in northern England, but I don’t know anyone who does it. Having said that, I have seen lorries which have been converted to carry 100s of baskets to release points.

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