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Enjoying the Interactive Wildlife

People might talk about pigeons as pests, but a recent visit to Venice, Italy revealed that this prevalent urban wildlife provides a constant stream of entertainment for kids, families, lovers, tourists and photographers. Everyone interacting with the pigeons out on the public squares was smiling and laughing. They walked around with outstretched, food-filled palms, calling for the pigeons to land on them. Pigeons appeared to enjoy the interaction too, devouring breadcrumbs and popcorn treats as they perched on the arms heads and shoulders of squealing people.

Playing with pigeons at Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy

Couple having their photo taken with pigeons

Even with all of the beautiful architecture to photograph in the public squares of Venice, there were more cameras pointed at pigeons and people.

Cameras, pigeons and people

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