Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Some Wealthy UK Residents Are Using Spikes To Ban Birds From Their Trees.

Bird Control?

Bird Control?

Environguard Bird Control

Anti-bird spikes usually get placed on the ledge of buildings, gutters, and even windowsills. They can pretty much go anywhere where pigeons might want to rest, which would inevitably end up deteriorating the area. Nowadays, you can even find these anti-bird spikes on Amazon. But whoever invented this security measures against poor innocent birds probably never imagined that people would use them to vanish birds from their natural habitat.

Twitter Was Fuming

Twitter Was Fuming

Jennifer Garrett/Anna Francis

Anna's friend Jennifer Garrett went on to tweet about these horrific spikes people were putting on trees, and even went as far as to call them "our war on wildlife." Twitter blew up and people started retweeting her post over and over again until it became a trending topic. Then the local media and the Bristol post got a hold of the story and sent a reporter to investigate what was going on.

Affluent Neighborhood

Affluent Neighborhood

Kristoffer Trolle

The Post discovered that these sadistic spikes were mostly installed on Essendene House and Heathfield House's front gardens. These high-end luxurious apartment buildings are located near the posh Bristol leisure area that is commonly known as The Downs. Luckily, an anonymous person allowed reporters to interview them, and they finally shed a light as to why neighbors were taking such extreme measures.

Protecting Their Cars

Protecting Their Cars

South West News Service

“The spikes are solely to protect the cars, there is no other reason,” the anonymous source told the Bristol Post. “There is a big problem with bird droppings around here. They can really make a mess of cars, and for some reason they do seem to congregate around this area.” The source was right about the trees being too close to a car park, but somehow, people had trouble feeling sympathy for the owners.

Their Fancy Cars Come First

Their Fancy Cars Come First

Automobile Magazine

The luxurious cars that get parked in the posh Clifton neighborhood are mostly BMWs and Audis, which would led anyone to believe that someone who's rich enough to own such an exclusive car, would have the money to clean them daily or even get a car cover. Instead, the neighbors resorted to ban birds from being in their natural habitats. But the community is pretty pissed too.

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