Cell towers throw off homing pigeons

Jan 23 2004 - 06:24 PM ET | Unique
Although homing pigeons aren't all that common these days, a group of pigeons enthusiasts is reporting that cell phone towers are throwing their birds off course. One member was quoted as saying: bq. "During the World War II, thousands of aircraft carried two pigeons in case they the plane was downed so they could send messages," bq. "The birds were also parachuted to the Resistance. Now they're facing this unseen enemy in the form of mobile phone masts."