18 May 2014

Millions of Wild Pigeons in Texas

Jewett, Texas, Nov. 1. — Millions of wild pigeons have appeared within the last two days. They are devouring the mast for many miles around, destroying the prospects of the pork crop for the benefit of the sportsmen. The information is given that their roost is near the Bondsman place, about five miles southeast of Oakwood station. It is about a mile and a half long and a half mile wide. The people regard the pigeons as destroying angles or as an army of grasshoppers but the sportsmen are jubilant. The pigeons feed over a [n.l.] of twenty-five miles.

November 26, 1874. Millions of wild pigeons. Stroudsburg Jeffersonian 32(27): 3.