Student Told He Can't Remove Pooing Pigeon From Room Without Licence
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While at university, students learn as much about the challenges of living with other people as they do about geography, chemistry, Latin literature or whatever it is they chose to study. By the end of their degree, students are masters in the art of eating without plates, and living without sleeping or tidying.
But one student at Sheffield Hallam University has bigger worries than stolen milk and filthy tea towels. That's because he has a new roommate in the form of a pigeon - which he isn't allowed to evict.
Ben Wise found the pigeon nested behind what appears to be a piece of artwork and says it has made his digs a shitty, feathery mess. To make matters worse, the pigeon has laid two eggs, meaning Ben can't move it without permission from the council.
In a video, the 19-year-old described the situation as a 'fucking joke'.
He said: "Tell me why a bird has fucking gotten into my room and shit everywhere while I've been at home?
"Apparently he's been living in my room, so I don't know what I'm going to do as pre-drinks are in ten minutes."
Problems don't get more studenty than that.
The video has since been shared on Twitter, where it has been viewed more than 76,000 times.
He refers to the pigeon as Charlie in the video, but Ben has since renamed his new unwelcome roommate Danny. This seems an odd choice, given that the bird has just laid two eggs... Maybe it is meant to be Dannii, like the less famous Minogue?
Either way, Ben said the fact Danny (Dannii) had laid eggs meant she could not be removed. He believes the bird took the opportunity to squat in his room while he was at home for Easter.
He said: "I went home over Easter and left the window open so the room smelled nice and fresh when I got back - only to find that Danny (Dannii) had moved in."
"There are two eggs in the nest and the videos show them.
"There is no action being taken towards the nest as you need to apply for a licence to move it which I am reluctant to do as I don't want to disrupt Danny [Dannii] and his [her] family."
So it sounds like, despite the initial shit-based beef between the pair, Ben and Danny/Dannii might go on to have an absolute hoot at university together.
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