01/20/2012 08:31 am ET Updated Mar 21, 2012

Pigeons Rescued From Dumpster In Miami

As pigeons go, these strutting exotics were hardly the rats-with-wings variety that plague parking lots, foul sidewalks or noisily perch atop statuary.

Such feathered prima donnas are accustomed to comfy roosts. And unless they start singin' like canaries, no one may ever solve the puzzle of how 16 fancy pigeons came to be found in a shipping box inside a Miami Beach garbage bin.