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Pigeon with sombrero on its head spotted in Reno

This is one of the photos tweeted by Reno City Manager Sabra Newby of a pigeon with a sombrero on it's head.
This is one of the photos tweeted by Reno City Manager Sabra Newby of a pigeon with a sombrero on it's head.(KOLO)
Published: Jan. 15, 2020 at 9:03 PM PST
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Reno City Manager Sabra Newby spotted a pigeon wearing a sombrero and Tweeted about it on Wednesday.

This follows a pigeon in Las Vegas with a cowboy hat glued to its head that died earlier this week.

Washoe County Animal Services said this is the first known instance of something like this in the area. People who see the bird asked to call dispatch at 775-322-3644 because they need to know the exact location to track the bird.

Newby called on others to notify animal control if they see the bird.

“While quirky or fun, it’s still inhumane,” Newby said in a statement. “The birds suffered when this exact thing happened last year in Las Vegas. One of them recently died. We don’t want copycats.

“Reno cares about our animals,” Newby added. “They need protection and don’t need to become a punchline.”

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