A concerned resident has contacted Harrow Online with an alleged issue with trapped and dead pigeons at Harrow-on-the-Hill station.
Jaquie Feldman, told Harrow Online: “Having personally witnessed dead pigeons hanging AND a decapitated one, I now go out of my way to avoid this station.”
Jaquie added: It was as long ago as 11th February that I first became aware of a decapitated pigeon just hanging down over the platform. It would seem that the netting designed to ‘protect’ the birds, had instead trapped them. The poor thing had no chance to fly from the approaching train. How long it had been there I wouldn’t know….only that it was still hanging days later. I love nature and birds especially and found this sight horrific!
“I hope this gives you a clearer insight into a station I now term ‘Horrid Harrow.’ I now avoid it as much as I possibly can, because for me personally this disgusting station has become a disturbing experience,” she added.
The netting, which is also used widely across the country, is designed to prevent birds getting into parts of the station. It should also be noted that sometimes the birds can appear as though they are trapped, even when they are not.
A TfL spokesperson said: “We are working hard to resolve an issue with pigeons at Harrow-on-the-Hill station. Netting at the station is designed to prevent birds from accessing alcoves above the station. We are ensuring that the station is clean and healthy for passengers, as well as ensuring that birds are protected from harm by replacing the netting where necessary. Trapped birds are reported to a contractor, who catches and releases them safely as quickly as possible.”
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