You know why so many birds are able to spend so much time hanging out at New York City’s airports, just waiting until the perfect moment to purposefully obliterate themselves in our jet engines and potentially bring down our planes? Because they have allies on the ground, slipping them food at regular intervals. So despite the Port Authority’s best new strategies, they’re unlikely to stop their assaults on us. Who are these secret people aiding and abetting the avian aggressors? Taxi drivers, of course — the only people who hate commuters more than they hate pigeons. [NYP]
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