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Coles shopper spots some very hungry pigeons eating vegetables inside a Melbourne store

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Disgusted Coles shopper spots some very hungry pigeons eating vegetables inside a store – and staff are powerless to stop them

  • Shopper spotted number of pigeons in produce section at local supermarket
  • Lara Kaput shared a video on Facebook, which showed the birds eating stock
  • Coles staff allegedly told Ms Kaput they ‘didn’t know’ how to keep pigeons out

A disgusted grocery shopper has fired up on social media after spotting a couple of birds freely eating produce at her local supermarket.

Lara Kaput shared a video on Facebook from inside a Coles supermarket in Melbourne.

The clip shows one bird pecking at different bunches of kale, while another can be seen close to a row of asparagus. 

‘See the pigeon above the food? There were two,’ Ms Kaput said.

A pigeon (pictured above) preparing to tuck into some asparagus at a local Coles supermarket

A pigeon (pictured above) preparing to tuck into some asparagus at a local Coles supermarket 

This pigeon (pictured above) was spotted pecking into some kale in a Melbourne Coles

This pigeon (pictured above) was spotted pecking into some kale in a Melbourne Coles

This pigeon (pictured above) was spotted pecking into some kale in a Melbourne Coles

‘This is the third time I’ve reported it (from the same store) in February.’

The shopper went on to reveal that red-faced Coles staff members told her ‘they didn’t know how to keep the pigeons out of the store’.

A Coles spokesperson said the supermarket will look to quickly remove the unwelcome guests.

‘Coles takes food safety seriously and we work hard to keep a clean environment in our stores,’ the spokesperson told 7News.

Daily Mail Australia has reached out to Coles for further comment. 

‘We have contacted this customer (privately) and have engaged pest control experts to prevent future pest activity at this supermarket.’

Some shoppers found the video confronting, with others thought the ‘mystery shoppers’ were amusing.

‘(In the clip) there is a (Coles) team member standing ten metres away bringing more produce out (for the pigeons to feast on) instead of doing something to remove the birds,’ one commented.  

Another stated ‘this is the reason we shop at Woolworths’, with a third joking that the ‘birds were staging a coo.’

The shopper also filmed two pigeons (pictured above) hovering above the produce section

The shopper also filmed two pigeons (pictured above) hovering above the produce section

The shopper also filmed two pigeons (pictured above) hovering above the produce section

This hungry pigeon (pictured above) was seen above the produce section by disgusted Coles shoppers in Melbourne

This hungry pigeon (pictured above) was seen above the produce section by disgusted Coles shoppers in Melbourne

This hungry pigeon (pictured above) was seen above the produce section by disgusted Coles shoppers in Melbourne

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