La Crosse Puts Pigeons on the Pill

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) - (NEWS 8000) Business owners in La Crosse are putting pigeons on the pill — sort of.

Feeding stations atop downtown buildings include a contraceptive feed. It's aimed at lowering reproduction in the birds that leave droppings on sidewalks, awnings, and park benches. Wayne Oliver, a member of the Downtown Mainstreet Board, tells WXOW that it's the most successful idea the board has tried.

Maria Norberg, owner of a downtown coffee shop and food truck, says she supports anything that can cut down on the overhead threat to her customers. Funding comes from a city beautification grant.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share this article: