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Birds Viciously Attack Pope FrancisâEUR(TM)s Peace Doves


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Christeen
- 236 days ago - parade.com
This made me sad.



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Debbie G. (314)
Monday January 27, 2014, 10:42 am
Made me sad, too.
 

Birgit W. (144)
Monday January 27, 2014, 12:08 pm
Nature can be cruel. Thanks for sharing.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday January 27, 2014, 12:08 pm
This is sad and depressing. Yet I continue to have hope!
 

Justin Vale (17)
Monday January 27, 2014, 12:33 pm
is this an omen or what?
if i'm a hollywood producer this will be the opening of a movie about the arrival of the anti-christ.
 

Natasha Salgado (520)
Monday January 27, 2014, 3:33 pm
Sad but i see no reason why people/religious groups find it necessary to always abduct doves only to release them later anyway. What's the point really?? Thx Christeen
 

Rosemary H. (35)
Monday January 27, 2014, 3:48 pm
I don't think vicious is quite the right word. Crows and gulls are both avian predators - they don't all have hooked beaks! If the doves seemed to be fluttering, rather than flying strongly, and this is quite possible if they had been confined a long time, they could have looked like easy prey.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Monday January 27, 2014, 4:15 pm
Cleary, not all bird species are on board...
 

Patt Tashjian (51)
Monday January 27, 2014, 7:09 pm
I'm sure the doves are in hiding at this time.
 

Dale O. (190)
Monday January 27, 2014, 7:27 pm
Birds can be territorial at times, wondering just who the doves are suddenly appearing in their turf. Sometimes crows get dive bombing by very annoyed grackles if flying too close to their nests as grackles know that crows are looking for their eggs or their very young.
 

Laurie H. (714)
Monday January 27, 2014, 10:28 pm
I'm with Natasha on this one. I cannot see the purpose to this either, just ends up badly for these beautiful innocent birds---so sad & "avoidable." Thanks for this share dearest Christeen!~~~
 

Zoe and Art Oguyo (277)
Monday January 27, 2014, 11:14 pm
He probably wanted to send them to the Ukraine.
 

Marianne R. (101)
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 4:46 am
That's a strange one.....
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 5:01 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Evanola Davis (68)
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 11:07 am
Thank you for sharing...so sad.
 

tasunka m. (334)
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 11:32 am
Russian sea gulls?
whadda u expect?
 

BarbCat SunshineLady (1650)
Wednesday January 29, 2014, 11:11 pm
Poor little doves :(
Bad crows! I pray that the doves are truly recovered. TYSM Christeen.
 

Lynn Carin LadySeastar (443)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 6:18 am
I am amazed that the Pope did not think about the safety of those doves before releasing them. Or, like others said, WHY and what is the purpose of this to use birds. But, considering what happened this time - hopefully, they will think about what happened in this incident so there will NOT be a next time. I hope the doves were not too badly injured by the other birds and they recovered and able to survive.
 
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