For European travellers coming into London from the rest of Europe should be be surprised if they see a bird of prey swooping across the expanse of London’s St Pancras station as you step off the Eurostar. London & Continental Railways has introduced a team of Harris Hawks to scare off the pigeons that would otherwise pollute the beautiful new station. A more aesthetic alternative to nets and a more ethical alternative to shooting the pigeons, the hawks visit two or three times a week at random times so as to fool the pigeons. Meanwhile passengers get to enjoy a free falconry display as they wait for their train.


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