Pigeon caught speeding by German authorities
The bird was captured by a speed camera travelling 50% above the local limit.
A pigeon has become something of an online star after it triggered a speed camera in a German town.
The bird was clocked flying at 45kph (28mph) in a 30kph (19mph) zone in Bocholt, Borken near the Dutch border.
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(wg) ERWISCHT! Auch das gibt es in Bocholt! Da fliegen die Tauben so tief, dass sie geblitzt werden. 45 km/h sind schon eine Ansage! #rasertaube #bocholt #andersalsdudenkst #picoftheday #ausbildung #stadtverwaltung #azubi #stadtbocholt #karriere #blitzerfoto #gutgeblitzt #gehtab
In a widely-shared post on their Facebook page Bocholt city council said even given a standard 3kph (2mph) leeway the bird was still going 12kph (7mph) too fast.
The usual fine for speeding in the town is 25 euro (£21), but the council said “whether and, above all, how” the bird will pay its on-the-spot fine “remains to be seen”.
The bird was captured by the speeding camera in February, but the city council said they had spent some time assessing the pictures.