Article Shared From: The Lincoln Journal Star
Written By: Peter Salter
The hotel’s unwanted guests arrived in the fall, coming and going at all hours, ignoring efforts to get rid of them — and leaving something behind on the roof and sidewalk below.
“I was hoping they’d at least pay the rent,” said Steve Hilton, general manager of Embassy Suites. “I’ve talked to a few people … and we’re not sure if they migrated from another part of Lincoln.”
The pigeons roosting on his roof by day could be the same birds spending their nights beneath the Rosa Parks Way bridge, directly above the parking lot of the Cornhusker Place treatment center.
The same birds that prompted a wildlife expert and health department staffer to stand beneath the bridge recently — looking down, then up — trying to figure out how to solve what could be a growing pigeon problem. (more…)