No me gusta! Someone call Reno 911 and a mariachi band, a pigeon wearing a tiny sombrero has been spotted struttin' its stuff on the streets of the Nevada gambling mecca.
We can thank Sabra Newby, City Manager of the City of Reno, for bringing this tragicomic tidbit to our attention. Stated Newby at her Twitter account, “So I'm out in the field on a ride along with parking enforcement, and what do I see? It appears to be a pigeon with a sombrero.”
Not just “with”, mind you. It's not as if someone left a sombrero on the sidewalk and a pigeon came over to check it out. Nuh-uh... this was a teeny tiny sombrero perched jauntily atop the head of some random pigeon, presumably affixed there by an anonymous person with too much time (and glue) on their hands. On the bright side, at least the perp didn't pin a pair of miniature maracas on the bird's feet. Thank goodness for small blessings.
The sighting occurred around 10am on the morning of January 15th in the neighborhood of 7th and Sutro streets, just east of downtown Reno. Though a bird was the victim here, it would appear to be a copycat crime as, according to Newby, “Vegas had pigeons with red cowboy hats. I guess Reno has sombreros.”
At the risk of further mixing metaphors, we implore Renoites to er, hold their horses. There's no need to panic just yet – there are no signs of an avian caravan headed toward the Southern Border. As always in times of trouble, let's look to our Commander in Chief for some guidance: "They're sending pigeons that have a lot of problems, and they're bringing those problems with them. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good pigeons.”