Bird lover causes shipping traffic jam

24th June 2008, Comments 0 comments

A motorist was attempting to free a pigeon stuck in a bridge railing when his car rolled into the canal and halted shipping traffic.

24 June 2008

The North Holland canal, which connects Amsterdam with the naval base at Den Helder, was blocked for several hours today after a pigeon got its head stuck in a bridge railing near the town of Schoorldam.

A motorist decided to free the animal, but while he was doing so his car rolled into the canal. Shipping traffic was halted for several hours while the car was hauled out.

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

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