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Last Updated: Wednesday March 21 2007 08:46 GMT

Robot birds tackle poop problem

Robo bird - enemy of the pigeons!

The latest weapon in the battle against pigeon poop has been unveiled - a scary robotic bird.

Ten of the robotic birds have been snapped up by Liverpool council in a bid to protect the city's buildings from mess.

The robot birds look like peregrine falcons - a big enemy of pigeons - and they can flap their wings and squawk.

It's hoped they will frighten off the pigeons - making the poop problem a thing of the past.

The council wants the pigeons to keep to the city's parks.

The public are being asked to help with the clean-up, by not giving leftover food to city centre pigeons.

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