Pigeon Poacher

Pigeons in Seattle, Washington, are under attack by an unknown assailant with a dart gun, officials say.

Local authorities have received several reports of pigeons found in the city center with 3- to 4-inch (7.5- to 10-centimeter) metal darts through their skulls.

At least three birds, including the one pictured here, have been found alive with the needlelike projectiles lodged behind their eyes. . .

"Someone who would do this to an animal is a short step away from doing this to a human being."

The animal-rights group is offering a U.S. $2,000 reward for information about the attacks. (Full Story at nationalgeographic)