From a super scientific-sounding journal called Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica, which I believe translates to, “The information contained in this journal is 100% factual and is never wrong. Indisputable. Take it as fact. It is church. It is so. Suck it pigeon-lovers. Scandinavia.”
Loosely, of course.
This leads to the hypothesis that pigeons act as asymptomatic reservoirs of Chlamydophila psittaci and Campylobacter jejuni. These birds may therefore pose a public health risk to the human population.
I have no idea what Chlamydophila psittaci and Campylobacter jejuni do to humans, but if I had to guess based on my spectacular translating skills, I’d say the first involves a deadly inflammation of the psittaci and the second, a puss-explosion of the jejuni.
So be ye warned, pigeon lovers. Those “adorable” “harmless” “loving” agents of Satan that you are constantly defending as better than vermin, are actually terrifying carrier-monkeys of deadly disease.
Don’t come crying to me when you get acute psittaciitis or you need to get your jejuni removed before it erupts.
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