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Pigeons used opioid needles to make nest, police say

Posted: 3:42 PM, May 04, 2017
Updated: 2017-05-05 17:42:34Z

An officer with the Vancouver Police Department in British Columbia, Canada shared a photo of a nest made by pigeons using opioid needles.

The nest with three eggs inside was found in a room in a building used for homelessness outreach in the downtown area, the officer said.

Like the U.S., Canada is experiencing an opioid crisis. A police spokesperson told VICE News it is not uncommon to see pigeons in that part of Vancouver flying around with needles as nesting materials.