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    The pidgeons

    by Henrik_rrb Updated May 9, 2004

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    Watch out - they are attacking! :-)

    I had no problem with those lovely (well...) birds, but I think others might have. At the Piazza San Marco they are everywhere, since a lot of tourist gives them food.
    The next problem is that the food has to come out sometimes too, and for the birds it's not so important how or where, as long as it hit someone...

    Watch out for the *** from the sky that is... :-)

    There might also be a problem when they fly away, all of them at the same time. But since they aren't blind I suppose the best thing to do is to just stay still. They don't want to hit you more than you want to hit them.

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    Pigeons!

    by rp6686 Written Feb 28, 2004
    Pigeons attacking tourists/Tourists attack pigeons

    Watch out the pigeons in Venice. There are millions. Specially near Piazza di San Marco.
    People keep feeding them and they won't fly away. They are not scared by people anymore.
    There is pigeon sh*t everywhere, the monuments are covered and damaged by it.

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    Pigeons!

    by rp6686 Written Feb 28, 2004

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    Pigeons in Venice

    Watch out the pigeons in Venice. There are millions. Specially near Piazza di San Marco.
    People keep feeding them and they won't fly away. They are not scared by people anymore.
    There is pigeon sh*t everywhere, the monuments are covered and damaged by it.

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    Obviously... Pigeons!!

    by rich77 Written Feb 15, 2004

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    Spikes against pigeons, Venice, February 2004

    Sometimes a surprise comes from above :) not, it's not a "common" rain, it's something worst... so, pay attention expecially in Saint Mark's Square. Also because now - you can see the spikes on the light in the pic - pigeons on palaces and monuments are not so welcome here eheh...

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    Mad pidgeons

    by neilward Written Feb 7, 2004

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    As you're wandering around St.Marks Square keep youe eyes open and watch out for the pidgeons,they seem to have a suicidal streak running through them,or they might just be playing with each other.
    See who can get the closest to the unsuspecting tourists down below !!!

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    No joking!! These pigeons can be a danger!

    by sim1 Updated Jan 11, 2004

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    No joking!! These pigeons can be a danger!


    No joking!!! These pigeons can be a danger! As soon as you buy a package of food, stand on this spot on the San Marco Square, they are all over you! Nope I didn't try, hahaha, I just stood there laughing at the people that attempted it. The pigeons were very stubborn, and they didn't want to let go of you, if they had the slightest idea that you still had some food hiding somewhere.

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    Beware of flying cows...

    by Martin_S. Written Nov 4, 2003

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    Tal with Pigeon in San Marco Square, Venice, Italy

    Well while not exactly in the same league as cows, a flock of pigeons who do nothing but eat all day long every day, can make an impressive mess on your head, that is why the old saying "thank god cows don't fly". Tal has put her hat on for two reasons, one is to provide a perch for the birds to land, the other is to prevent a smelly mess on her head...^O^

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    Too Many Pigeons

    by meteorologist1 Updated Jul 20, 2003
    Pigeons at San Marco's Square

    There are so many pigeons at San Marco's Square that it starts to become scary. You may very well bump into a pigeon. Never eat crackers on San Marco's Square. The pigeons are not afraid to land on you. And watch your expensive camera. Pigeons can poop on it.

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    Pigeons!

    by Fruittie Written Jul 10, 2003

    If you can't stand them (like me), beware! These flying rats really have no fear. They will even fly on top of tables in outdoor restaurants as soon as the guests leave. Pretty disgusting!

    (they seem to disappear at night, though!)

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    Floods

    by AgentJX Written Sep 28, 2002

    Its not really a danger, but when it rains in Venice several areas are likely to flood. Many of these areas happen to be where there are many sites to see. However, the city is well prepared and when it rains they bring out elevated walkyways in the most popular areas. Though there are many places where you will still have to get your feet wet.

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    Pigeons

    by keeweechic Updated Sep 19, 2002

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    These birds rival cats as the unofficial mascots of Venice, but you could be fined 1,000,000 lire for feeding pigeons outside of designated areas. St Marks Square and adjacent areas are ok. It was last estimated that there were 60,000 human residents in Venice and 100,000 pigeons.
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    Although Venice is very safe...

    by littlesam1 Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Although Venice is very safe and a haven for tourists there is one danger. Pidgeon Attack! San Marco Piazza is literally filled with pidgeons. Here one almost attacks my camera! You can purchase food and feed the pidgeons here in the square. They will actually land right on your arms and hands if you feed them. But remember what goes in must come out. So watch out for the bird droppings!

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    - Don't feed the Pigeons! -...

    by schielen Written Aug 25, 2002

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    - Don't feed the Pigeons! -
    This city ordinance (Art.38 of Law 142/90;) makes it ILLEGAL to feed the pigeons in Venice (with the exception of St. Mark's Square and adjacent areas: see ordinance.) A recent newspaper article estimated that there were 60,000 human residents in Venice and 100,000 pigeons! The city isn't planning to starve the pigeons to death but to limit reproduction by feeding them special anti-conception feed. The penalty for feeding pigeons is a fine of Lit. 1,000.000 (one million lire).

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    PIGION CRAP

    by whitecliff62 Updated Jan 11, 2006

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    My auntie being craped on

    The trouble with this lot is they have to sh#t somewhare. WATCH YOURHEADS when you visit st. marks square. It does'nt bother me coz im used to being craped on hahahaha.

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    Pigeons

    by ophiro Written Jun 5, 2005

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    The pigeons of San Marco

    The pigeons on St. Marco can be very agressive if they see you with food.
    Be carefull !
    There are stands where you can buy food for the pigeons.

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