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Pigeons can be quite a nuisance in certain instances, but for the most part the birds aren’t considered a threat. This week, Chinese officials reportedly probed the behinds of approximately 10 thousand pigeons that had been chosen for release today, as part of the National Day festivities.

Pigeons can be quite a nuisance in certain instances, but for the most part the birds aren’t considered to be a threat.

This week, Chinese officials reportedly inspected the behinds of approximately 10 thousand pigeons that had been chosen for release today, as part of the National Day festivities.

The reason for the unusual probe is because government staffers had fears there could be a possible terrorist attack during the celebration. Reportedly, the birds’ legs, feathers and anuses were all checked for what was called suspicious objects.

After the pigeons were cleared of all potential threats, they were loaded onto a truck and transported to Beijing for their release.

It’s unclear why police in the city thought the birds may have been used for nefarious activity, however it is known law enforcement officials believed terrorists might target a crowded public event.

It seems as though authorities wanted to be extra cautious prior to the event. Planting something like bombs inside pigeons isn’t as far fetched as you might think.

A representative for a Chinese pigeon fan site explained “It is possible for them to carry things such as explosives. They could carry something on their legs, under a wing, or in their anus."
Chinese Officals Examine Pigeon Behinds As Safety Precaution
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