Some residents believe that they are and residents and businesses in and around Charles Road don’t want people to throw out food for them.
Apparently people have been leaving corn and other food on the pavement for the pigeons to feed on but this in turn appears to have attracted rats to the area. As you can imagine, the rats are less welcome than the pigeons.
Pigeon muck is also very noticeable on and around the now-closed Punch Bowl pub – this has been the case for quite some time.
So are pigeons, or rats for that matter, a problem in Hoylake? Are pigeons and rats also encouraged by residents leaving food out in their gardens for the birds? Have you seen rats in the vicinity of Market Street?
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