San Francisco’s public enemy No. 1: pigeons 

Think twice the next time you think of stuffing that squab.

Feeding pigeons leads to overpopulation, poses a health hazard and it’s against the law in San Francisco, according to the Department of Public Works.

But apparently not all city residents are heeding that advice because the department sent out a reminder this week telling residents — you know who you are — to cut it out.

Apparently, pigeons normally breed two or three times a year, producing two eggs per brood, but overfed city pigeons can breed up to eight times a year.



And, this might resonate with animal lovers. Pigeons who are fed on a regular basis lose their natural ability to scavenge and survive on their own. Also, overpopulation leads to unsanitary conditions and produces sick and injured birds.

bbegin@sfexaminer.com

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