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to be cross with friends son who has hacked up dead pidgeon

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FoJo Sat 27-Jun-09 20:30:55

We live in a lovely street with lots of children aged 5 - 11. Earlier in the afternoon we spotted a dead pidgeon in the gutter opposite, not mauled, just lying there. DH said he'd move it 'later' and put it in bin but he forgot. Later on I was looking out of the window and saw 2 10 year old boys who live in street by it. One videoing on his phone while the other hacked it up with a stick, there are now feathers and gunk all over. I should have told him to stop straight away but for some reason didnt. I eventually opened the door and asked if he was going to clear it up and needless to say he went a bit pink and said it had already been like that (it hadnt!) He;s a really nice boy but Its now really bugging me and dh that this horrible mess is opposite our house. Do we snitch on him to his parents (our friends) or just bite the bullet and clear it up ourselves? I can understand the morbid curiosity that made him do it, just annoyed at the aftermath being left in the street!

cornsilk Sat 27-Jun-09 20:31:51

That's just the kind of thing my brothers would have done. Yuck.

LupusinaLlamasuit Sat 27-Jun-09 20:33:47

Well. It was already dead so perhaps it was curiosity. But I would be worried about 10 yo kids doing that. Damaging live animals etc is a good guide to violence later in life so a bit ambiguous in this case.... I'd maybe speak to the boy and tell him you were disturbed by him doing it and you want him to talk to his parentsabout it.

FoJo Sat 27-Jun-09 20:46:47

I understand what you;re saying Lupus, and agree but in this case I do think it was genuin e curiousity. Do we clear it up ourselves to keep the peace?

cornsilk Sat 27-Jun-09 20:47:39

No - tell his parents. They can sort it out.

pocketmonster Sat 27-Jun-09 20:59:16

I agree with Cornsilk - tell his parents and hopefully they'll make him clear it up. Bit uncomfortable with them filming it with phone tho - can understand the curiosity (kind of!) but filming it seems a bit sick - but maybe thats cos I only have girls!

junglist1 Sat 27-Jun-09 21:05:00

Oh my God! There's no guarantee he won't start on live animals next. I have boys and they're quite rough but dead animals really upset them, because they think the animal might have suffered. Does this boy have pets.

Kimi Sat 27-Jun-09 21:21:06

2 words Ted Bundy

modrin Sat 27-Jun-09 21:22:24

oh for gods sake its gross but thats what some boys are like does not mean they are going to become mass murderers hand him a shovel and say clean that up you horrible boy( i dont like the filming bit thought tbh)

TheCrackFox Sat 27-Jun-09 21:26:06

What Modrin said.

Servalan Sat 27-Jun-09 21:26:13

What modrin said.

Servalan Sat 27-Jun-09 21:27:03

(crossed posts there TheCrackFox blush )

SoupDragon Sat 27-Jun-09 21:27:48

It was dead FFS.

bronze Sat 27-Jun-09 21:29:10

If you know him and think it was curiosity it probably was.
Look forward 20 years time and you may find him a top surgeon

SoupDragon Sat 27-Jun-09 21:29:36

Some people take a dead chicken, rip its feathers out, chop its head off, pull out its innards and shove sage and onion up its arse.

2shoes Sat 27-Jun-09 21:29:48

he was doing what boys have always done(and some girls) at least the bird was already dead

southeastastra Sat 27-Jun-09 21:32:59

something will gobble it up during the night

Yurtgirl Sat 27-Jun-09 21:33:04

I agree with soupdragon - meateaters eat animals that have been simarly treated all the time!

Clear it up yourselves if it bothers you or ignore it and wait for a fox to deal with it

Dont snitch

macwoozy Sat 27-Jun-09 21:33:10

It's no big deal, he's just being a boy!

junglist1 Sat 27-Jun-09 21:34:03

What Junglist said

bronze Sat 27-Jun-09 22:15:40


NotAnotherNewNappy Sat 27-Jun-09 22:57:54

Oh but the smell of a dead pigeon, surely there's nothing worse? Screams psychopath in training to me. Ring his mum, tell her you're worried he may have caught some horrible disease from it so thought you should let her know.

NotAnotherNewNappy Sat 27-Jun-09 22:57:56

Oh but the smell of a dead pigeon, surely there's nothing worse? Screams psychopath in training to me. Ring his mum, tell her you're worried he may have caught some horrible disease from it so thought you should let her know.

MeAndMyMonkey Sat 27-Jun-09 23:02:30

utterly disgusting

Nancy66 Sat 27-Jun-09 23:04:18

So what?
Pigeons are horrible things, flying rats and they're just a couple of boys being boys.

Absolutely no big deal at all.

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