went for a drink after a work with a colleague, stood outside enjoying the first minutes of the weekend. All of a sudden a pigeon just drops from the sky, hits someone on the head and plonks straight on the floor. There's feathers everywhere, blood on the tarmac, and it's legs looked pretty broken. I think it tried landing on one of those spikes they sometimes have in public places to ward of pigeons, got stabbed and then flew up in shock before diving to earth.
It didn't die instantly though, for a good minute or two it was flapping it's wings and going nowhere, its face was a picture of pain, and it's mouth was like a fish's out of water, gasping for breath. Everyone just stood around not sure what to do. It died shortly after.
A bit after the event (it had gone quite sombre) me and my mate were chatting and he was saying that someone should have put it out of its misery. Whether you think that's right or wrong I dunno if I could do that. I mean, the poor bastard was obviously on it's way but the idea of going up and killing it as people crowded around kinda sent shivers through me.
So yeah, what would you have done in that situation?