I’m not sure what the pigeons think about this, but I think it’s a great idea. As long as the person is not gluing the hats to their tiny heads.
After seeing the cowboy pigeons a local had only one explanation: “The rodeo is in town.” That’s what Robert Lee told when asked about the pigeons he recorded wearing miniature cowboy hats.
“That’s the only explanation I have. I saw something red on the pigeon’s head and looked down to these awesome things,” he said.
A local animal rescue and pigeon advocacy group known as Lofty Hopes has serious concerns about the negative impacts the hats will have on the pigeons.
“Did they glue them? And what does that mean for them? Is it something that’s going to impede their flight or attract predators?“ Maria Hillman, a member of the group, said.
Lofty Hopes shared a video from the Facebook page Las Vegas Locally on Monday of a few pigeons wearing the cowboy hats, asking anyone who has seen any to call the number posted on their page.
“At first, I was like, oh my God that’s cute!” Mariah Hillman told KVVU. “Then, I was like, wait a minute – how did they get those hats on there?“
While the identity of the person putting the hats on the pigeon remains unknown, Hillman told KVVU her organization is currently trying to track down the birds and remove their hats.