A Big Scandal
An affluent neighborhood in the southern region of England has deeply enraged the internet. A while ago, a series of photos of trees with spikes on them were posted on Twitter, which made everyone wonder why anyone would put these disturbing spikes on trees? Well apparently, it's all related to a very controversial topic: birds.
Bird Lovers And Detractors
People don't really like birds, let's be honest. And it seems like the focus of most people's dislike is the wild, feral pigeon. These birds are so disruptive, that they're even deemed the "rats of the sky" due to being extremely filthy. They also carry an array of diseases, and make a mess wherever they park their feathery behinds. But the one thing people hate the most about pigeons is, you guessed it! Their poop!
The Much-Hated Bird Poop
National Audubon Society
Some superstitious folks believe that getting pooped on by a pigeon is a sign of good luck. But for the rest of the world, this heinous act is truly disgusting. Seriously, imagine that you're walking on your way to work when all of a sudden, a pesky little pigeon drops a poop bomb on your hair, or worse! On your suit! Now your whole day, (and your outfit) is ruined! But would you go as far as to force birds out of their natural habitat—the trees?
The Mysterious Spikes
A British lady by the name of Anna Francis was making her way towards the Clifton neighborhood of Bristol when all of a sudden, she noticed there was something off about the trees. She looked closely and realized there were rows of white spikes sticking out from the branches. Dumbfounded by what she had encountered, she managed to snap a few pics to share with her friends. But she could've never imagined the social media storm those photos would create.
It's A Weapon
South West News Service
Anna didn't really know what those spikes were, or why they were placed on the trees. They weren't a natural occurrence or a strange mutation, oh no! These were man-made plastic spikes that have been in the market for a while now. You see, people's hatred over bird poop is so big, that soon enough, they figured a way to fix the problem. That's how the very controversial anti-bird spike came to be.