We fed the pigeons

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pigeons_at_Piazza_San_Marco.jpg
@allknowing (55070)
India
March 15, 2017 8:25pm CST
Since the last few years feeding pigeons at St. Mark's Square, Venice, Italy has been banned. We were there in the year 1999 and we had the joy of having these pigeons sitting on our shoulders taking feed from our hands. The place was packed with pigeons a rarest site ever. Did you get to feed them?
12 people like this
13 responses
@TRBRocks420 (60579)
• Banks, Oregon
16 Mar
That was nice of you to feed them, they look hungry.
3 people like this
@allknowing (55070)
• India
16 Mar
The joy of having them all over me was a memory I brought home with me.And to see such a huge number was a first time for me.
2 people like this
@RubyHawk (21455)
• Atlanta, Georgia
16 Mar
I've never been to Venice but i love birds.
2 people like this
@allknowing (55070)
• India
16 Mar
Have you ever had the occasion elsewhere to feed them?
@Asylum (46759)
• Manchester, England
16 Mar
I was there in the 1980s and it was illegal then. In fact, you were not even allowed to eat in the square.
1 person likes this
@allknowing (55070)
• India
16 Mar
Then how was it allowed later?
1 person likes this
@Asylum (46759)
• Manchester, England
16 Mar
@allknowing I have absolutely no idea. It does seem extremely strange.
1 person likes this
@JudyEv (96294)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Mar
Wow, there are a lot of pigeons there.
1 person likes this
@allknowing (55070)
• India
16 Mar
More than them sitting all over me that sight is still vivid in my memory
1 person likes this
@JudyEv (96294)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Mar
@allknowing It's good that you have such vivid memories of the pigeons.
1 person likes this
@BelleStarr (30981)
• Portland, Connecticut
16 Mar
I have never fed pigeons anywhere I go, I would not encourage them to poop all over everything lol
1 person likes this
@allknowing (55070)
• India
16 Mar
I have them visiting us here in our garden but not that many that I saw in Venice In this picture you see them on top of our roof.
1 person likes this
@BelleStarr (30981)
• Portland, Connecticut
16 Mar
@allknowing I have seen them in Trafalgar Square in London but you can't feed them there either.
1 person likes this
@Kandae11 (25404)
16 Mar
Haven't traveled to Venice.
1 person likes this
@allknowing (55070)
• India
16 Mar
Do you have pigeons where you live?
1 person likes this
@Kandae11 (25404)
16 Mar
@allknowing I never came across any.
1 person likes this
• United States
18 Mar
my town really doesn't have a pigeon problem anymore.they put up electronic noisemakers that sound like hawks.
1 person likes this
@allknowing (55070)
• India
18 Mar
I would welcome pigeons and we do have some of them visiting our garden.
1 person likes this
@bluesa (11757)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
16 Mar
@allknowing , I have never been to Venice, but, had I been, I would have avoided feeding the pigeons. I don't like anything flapping about me, the sound of their wings freaks me out. Good you got to feed them though. :)
1 person likes this
@allknowing (55070)
• India
16 Mar
Not everyone likes birds. I perfectly understand.
1 person likes this
@rusty2rusty (6747)
• Defiance, Ohio
16 Mar
I don't know if we can or not. I don't live in an area with many if any pigeons. I know the bigger cities do. I know it is illegal to feed seagulls. As they will attack people to get their food. Are pigeons like that?
1 person likes this
@allknowing (55070)
• India
16 Mar
Those that we were allowed to feed were mild. They took the feed off our hands.
1 person likes this
@andriaperry (30668)
• Anniston, Alabama
16 Mar
No I am in the USA.
1 person likes this
@allknowing (55070)
• India
16 Mar
Any pigeons in the USA? We have them in India and in some places they get fed.
@silvermist (15682)
• India
16 Mar
@allknowing I have never visited Venice.So nee bird feeding there.
1 person likes this
@allknowing (55070)
• India
16 Mar
But there could be places where these pigeons collect where you live.
1 person likes this
@youless (86446)
• Guangzhou, China
16 Mar
Here we hardly see the pigeons. Especially after H5N1, people don't raise birds as well as the past. But there are several pigeons nearby my office building. They are raised by someone and they are like the pets. I saw many pigeons when we travelled to Russia. Yes, I fed them with my bread. I liked that they were not afraid of you. So I must be friendly, too
1 person likes this
@Shavkat (44853)
• Philippines
16 Mar
If I have the chance, I will also feed them with glee.
@allknowing (55070)
• India
16 Mar
Not just in Venice. Anywhere else?