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A death on the lawn

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 08 January 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:85
  1. John Woodward, retired general practitioner
  1. Sidcup, Kent

    A heavy thud on the conservatory roof disturbed lunch. We are used to pigeons landingon the plastic and then slithering into the gutter before gliding down to feed on the lawn, but this was different. The sound was certainly made by a pigeon, but this one stayed lodged in the gutter for a while before staggering to the edge of the roof and flopping rather than flying to the grass. There he, or it may have been a she, tottered around in tight circles. I could approach within a few …

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