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Torrance Panel May Ban ‘Birdman’ Feedings

Homeless man at heart of debate
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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A Torrance homeless man with a habit of regularly feeding local pigeons may soon be an outlaw in his own town.

KNX 1070’s John Brooks reports an environmental panel is taking a hard look at the so-called “Birdman”.

The Birdman drives to Columbia Park daily, but the city, concerned about disease from several hundred birds at a time leaving their feces all over the place, is developing a law to ban feeding birds on public property.

Officials say the Birdman attracts too many pigeons, sea gulls and other birds because of what he brings to feed them.

The Environmental Quality Commission will discuss the proposed law at a meeting on Thursday night.

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