Apparently an artist came up with the idea of making shoes that look like pigeons, in order to get closer to pigeons.
(Via Atlas Obscura) [source] includes a full walkthrough of how they were made.
I assume that the pigeons are about as impressed by that as if I came walking up to a group of people, wearing shoes that looked like they were human skulls. A quick look on google image search indicates that’s a market waiting to be filled, so any of you with sculpting skills, jump on it.
At heart this is magical thinking “like attracts like” – which anyone who has ever tried to ride a horse up to a llama or camel can tell you is not always true.
I really only did this posting because it gives me an excuse to post two other images that are about pigeons.
Unfortunately, I am not sure of the original sources of the images, because they “went viral” and if I do a reverse image-search I just find a zillion references to them on humor aggregator sites.
Suddenly, their beady little eyes reveal their true natures: these are the cousins of T-rex and velociraptor. Run! Run!
Another surreal image about feeding pigeons. I assume this was a lot of photoshop work. It would make a pretty cool sculpture.
That concludes my archive of weird pictures about pigeons.