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The great Auburn University pigeon extermination of 1972

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Don’t know exactly what we’re looking at here, but it looks bad. Also could have gone with a stool pigeon joke.

Things sure have changed in Auburn.

These days, all we do is coddle lazy owls and provide eagles with free cataract surgery so they won’t trigger PETA alarms by crashing into windows or whatever. Those days, April 1972 to be exact, were were just walking around killing pigeons with our bare hands.

It was the poop.

Charles Simmons, Auburn’s assistant director of agricultural administration at the time, claimed Auburn’s feathered friends caused “a mess with their bowel movements by leaving their feces all over the grounds, especially around Comer Hall.