Pigeons are known to be a polarizing topic. People either love or hate them.
In efforts to deter pigeons, some people place plastic owls in prominent places. We wondered, “Do fake owls really scare pigeons away?” We went to Rice Park with bags of popcorn, a fake plastic owl and video cameras, determined to test our hypothesis with a comparative investigation. Once concluded, our research indicated the owl does affect pigeon’s pursuit of food, but didn’t totally deter them.