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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Local Pigeon Casually Peruses Potato Chip Aisle in S.F. Supermarket

Posted By on Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 5:11 PM

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Last week, we featured a brief Q&A with a bird expert who confirmed that, just like Americans, San Francisco's feral pigeon population prefers convenience food (french fries and corn dogs) to a healthier diet of nuts and berries.

But one thing we didn't cover is what happens when the gluttonous birds aren't satisfied with whatever junk food they do find laying on the street? Well, as you can see in the above image, they pop into a supermarket.

Local photog Jim Herd snapped this curious image of a San Francisco pigeon who clearly had a hankering for a bag of chips the other day.

Come to think of it, we've never seen a pigeon open a bag of chips with its beak.

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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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