Two tons of pigeon poop

Posted by on November 23, 2012 in Featured, Great Big World | Comments Off

Pigeon droppings filled in a church tower in Sweden after a hatch was accidentally left open for at least 30 years. (THE GAVLE CHURCH COMMUNITY)

A hatch on a Swedish church tower inadvertently left open for some three decades resulted in 2 tons of pigeon poop sitting in the tower.

Pigeons deposited several tons of poop into a church tower in Sweden.

The church’s property manager says the layer of droppings was 12 inches deep when it was discovered during a May inspection of the Heliga Trefaldighets Kyrka in Gavle, 105 miles north of Stockholm.

Lennart Helzenius said that church staff was shocked by the sheer number of bags of excrement cleaners were hauling out of the tower. He says the droppings filled 80 bags in the first round of cleaning, and then just as many in the second round.

Helzenius says the hatch had probably been left open since the 1980s.

Reported by The Associated Press from STOCKHOLM, Sweden.
Pigeon image from