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Friday, March 8, 2013

Local Pigeon Bathes Just Like a Mission Hipster

Posted By on Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 4:35 PM

Remember when Newt Gingrich bagged on the Occupy movement for their questionable hygiene habits? But what would Newt think of this stinky San Francisco pigeon who's mastered his own unsanitary regimen?

Shot by SF Weekly's former art director Andrew Nilsen, this ballsy pigeon went rogue and instead of hitting up a bird bath or a puddle or something more appropriate for birds, he/she decided to have a quick dip in a public dog bowl outside the Dolores Park Cafe.

click to enlarge Instagram makes pigeons look prettier than they are - ANDREW "THE SHIT" NILSEN
  • Andrew "the shit" Nilsen
  • Instagram makes pigeons look prettier than they are

Pigeons are gross and so are dogs' tongues. So really, what's more filthy than a dirty pigeon rinsing itself in a dog bowl where God knows how many slobbering hounds have been?

Take the weekend to think about it.

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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