Praça da República in Tomar full of pigeons

One day in December 2004, dozens of pigeons were found dead at Praça da República in Tomar. The people of the city were outraged and an investigation followed up. Apparently the pigeons were poisoned by some criminal mind. Whoever did that possibly enjoyed the dead of harmless animals which attract so much affection by both the people of Tomar and the tourists. It was a disgraceful act on innocent birds, but fortunately and in time things went back to normal and here we are in 2010, with Praça da República once again full of pigeons.

Pigeons at Praça da República in the City of Tomar in Portugal

My son loved the pigeons at Praça da República. He first saw them there when he visited Portugal in the summer of 2004

 

Hundreds of pigeons at Praça da República in the City of Tomar

My wife and son walking through hundreds of pigeons at Praça da República in Tomar. We were on our way to the Castle of the Knights Templar in Tomar

 

Pigeons near the statue of Gualdim Pais in the City of Tomar

Hundreds of pigeons at Praça da República. At some distance is the Church of São João Baptista and the statue of Gualdim Pais which often has a pigeon on top of its head

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