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

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threeineachlobe Fri 04-May-12 14:21:16

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.

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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.


threeineachlobe Fri 04-May-12 14:26:33

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.

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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?"

StealthPolarBear Fri 04-May-12 14:27:50

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

StealthPolarBear Fri 04-May-12 14:28:26

It's not funny
You are condoning cruelty

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


StealthPolarBear Fri 04-May-12 14:28:53

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

StealthPolarBear Fri 04-May-12 14:30:11

grin I am still going
<wipes eyes>

threeineachlobe Fri 04-May-12 14:30:16

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

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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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