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    Outrage as Anti-Pigeon Spikes Are Installed on Trees in England

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    Residents of a wealthy neighborhood in Bristol have been harshly criticized by wildlife lovers after an extraordinary deed.

    The exclusive suburb had become a subject of condemnation when people saw anti-pigeon spikes fitted to trees designed to protect luxurious cars from birds’ droppings.  Jennifer Garrett, who describes herself as a “nature lover” photographed the spikes and posted a photo on her Twitter feed:

    The spikes are usually installed on buildings in order to deter birds from resting or nesting there, but the fact that birds are no longer allowed in the trees has made Twitter users furious…

    Hillcrest Estate Management, which had installed the spikes, confirmed that it was the only way to deter birds, adding, "Bird detritus can cause permanent damage to the paintwork on cars if not removed promptly and the worst affected leaseholders wanted action taken to try and improve the situation," the BBC cited the company’s statement.

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