This summer in July, in the centre of civilization - one of New York City's largest parks - the following scene took place:
A white van drives up to a flock of pigeons, men come out of it, scoop hundreds of pigeons up in a giant net, get back in the van and take off.
Here are some questions about what went down and answers you'll wish you'd never read.
Didn't anyone interfere?
This was far from the first mass pigeon abduction. The people of NYC have for some time been reporting that exact "men in a white van" scenario, all cases taking place in popular pigeon spots around the city. Most citizens assume these are city officials, carrying out some form of pigeon pest control.
Therefore, nothing is being done.
The men get away every time.