Two points on his license

Now, who exactly licenses pigeons?

It was a quiet afternoon in Bocholt in western Germany when a pigeon broke the calm and the speed limit, flying down a residential street at 45km/h (28mph) in a 30km/h zone.

A mobile speed camera flashed as soon as the pigeon flew past.

Authorities in the town, a short distance from the Dutch border, published the picture last week, and it has since gone viral.

Under normal circumstances the penalty for speeding would be €25 (£21;$28).

Pigeon caught by a German speed camera

And you don’t want to know what’s going to happen to his insurance.


  1. Brett »

    9 May 2019 · 3:50 pm

    I’ve heard of people saying they’d use that ticket to line their birdcage, but this is ridiculous…

  2. CGHill »

    9 May 2019 · 7:43 pm

    I thought that was what newspapers were for.

  3. Brett »

    10 May 2019 · 10:16 am

    Nobody buys the paper. Everybody gets tickets ;-)

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