To throw water over a pigeon I've just spray painted?

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Stay with me.

Just started to spray paint a fence panel, must have startled poor pidge behind fence as it flapped up maniacally. I had a bit of a scream...whilst holding spray trigger.

Pidge is now half 'oak brown', sitting in tree. Can't quite tell if he's ok, not giving much away with facial expression.

Have googled "accidentally painted a pigeon" with disappointingly unresourceful results.

So, should i just chuck water at it & hope it comes off?? Turps would seem a little extreme.

Proudnscary Fri 04-May-12 14:23:55

YANBU for one of best thread names I've ever read

YABU for potentially traumatising and toxifying an innocent bird

Geranium3 Fri 04-May-12 14:24:27

no idea i'm afraid, poor mr pidge, shouldn't chuckle but we do get up to mischief on mumsnet!

Bloodybridget Fri 04-May-12 14:24:32

What sort of paint was it? If oil-based, water won't improve things.

AgentZigzag Fri 04-May-12 14:25:28

If anyone saw you spray paint the poor bird, I think chucking a load of water over it isn't going to endear you to them grin

Cross your fingers for rain?

trixymalixy Fri 04-May-12 14:25:33

I would maybe phone the rspb and ask their advice. Terrible to laugh, but this made me chuckle.

CrispyCod Fri 04-May-12 14:26:26

Oh poor poor birdy. Yes, ring the RSPB.

It was an accident! I've also got some on neighbours lovely acer, going to have to knock and fess up. Pigeon's getting the blame though.

NorbertDentressangle Fri 04-May-12 14:27:12

Spray paint then water? That pigeons not having a good day is it?

Selyna Fri 04-May-12 14:27:31

imagine him going back to his birdy friends and they are like "Paul? Is that you?"

Nor sure. Might be best before it gets its beak stuck in.
That said, do you think you'd stand a chance?

CrispyCod Fri 04-May-12 14:28:10

Selyna that is hilarious grin

Selyna
It's not funny
You are condoning cruelty

Selyna Fri 04-May-12 14:28:48

grin

Ok I can't keep this up I am utterly pmsl at that comment

AgentZigzag Fri 04-May-12 14:29:12

You're living dangerously posting in AIBU given how the last pigeon thread went on chat shock

Selyna Fri 04-May-12 14:29:23

Oh come off it. No I am not.

NorbertDentressangle Fri 04-May-12 14:29:34

He might get mistaken for that spray tan lady thats in the news at the moment (...or Peter Andre)

Mrsmuppethead Fri 04-May-12 14:29:34

I don't think the pigeon is going to be your biggest fan..if it can't fly, catch it and wash it, if it can then don't worry!

Selyna Fri 04-May-12 14:29:43

Oh blush

grin I am still going
<wipes eyes>

Just read tin - says "wax enriched and water repellant." That's not good is it.

Tiago Fri 04-May-12 14:32:05

If you can grab it I'd take it to a local vet. Feel free not to fess up. They will hopefully be able to clean it up.

<<sniggers at the mental image your description brought up>>

idontbelieveanymore Fri 04-May-12 14:33:23

That bird will be terribly grateful - he will stay naice and warm and dry in this horrible weather we are having.

You did it a favour. Maybe start up a bird spraying service???

BlueRinse Fri 04-May-12 14:33:33

You have done Paul a favour, he can now sit on any oak brown fence and not be seen by puddycats!

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