The Irving Park Blue Line subway station in Chicago has a major pigeon poop problem.
Chicago lawmaker Jaime Andrade couldn't have asked for a better live demonstration of that fact as he gave an interview drawing attention to the problem.
A pigeon opted to do the deed right on the Chicago politician.
The subway station, known by some as "pigeon poop station," is littered with large amounts of bird feces and feathers. Andrade believes these things are a threat to public health and is calling on the Chicago Transit Authority to address the problem.
While speaking to WBBM-TV about the issue, Andrade had to pause in the middle of an answer as one of the nearby birds made his point for him.
"I think they just got me."
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The reporter instantly knew she had struck gold.
OH CRAP! Not to be crass but #IL lawmaker talking to me about feces, feathers & filth fell victim to culprit duri… https://t.co/6E9R3Znfk5— LAUREN VICTORY (@LAUREN VICTORY)1568631000.0
Twitter users tried to offer some potential solutions to the problem.
@LaurenVictory @cbschicago @cta Spiked railings. https://t.co/sXypOHGny8— WooHooBaby! (@WooHooBaby!)1568662581.0
@ABC Eliminate their food source and they will hang out somewhere else.— Landry L Miller (@Landry L Miller)1568656639.0
Others simply couldn't believe the timing of the bird poop was so perfect!
@ABC @TheOnion, looks like reality stole your next headline.— HankTheTank30 (@HankTheTank30)1568656958.0
@ABC So fortunate this is not an elephant issue.— @TheNotFakeTomGlasgow (@@TheNotFakeTomGlasgow)1568659755.0
If every story had to do with pigeon poop, things wouldn't be so bad.
@ABC Give your social media people a raise ABC. This is the content we all crave.— Brendel (@Brendel)1568656536.0
@ABC I couldn't resist 🤣🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/RaCT0bhAc5— Delores McEachern (@Delores McEachern)1568657654.0
Everyone from Chicago knew exactly which station this story took place in.
@chicagotribune Knew it was Irving Park before I even clicked through. Used to walk a block to the next stop for this very reason.— 👑 (@👑)1568659594.0
@chicagotribune Blue Line = Poo Line https://t.co/O8MxjiRktl— Rick Westown (@Rick Westown)1568657168.0
Could the pigeon and Andrade have been in cahoots?
@chicagotribune @RushFamTourneys How much did he pay the pigeon?— Jonathan Lane (@Jonathan Lane)1568679138.0
If you're traveling to Chicago, watch out for a certain notorious pigeon who's eager to appear on camera.
@chicagotribune https://t.co/9KYcVFN0L3— Katie Haines (@Katie Haines)1568661362.0
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