Saturday, June 25, 2005

Tyson: The Birdman of Phoenix?

Following his June 11 loss to Kevin McBride, Mike Tyson had a long chat with the press. During that chat, Iron Mike said, "I used to kill pigeons, rip their heads off, 'You dirty rat pigeon!' I don't even have the heart to kill an animal no more. I just changed my whole life in general. That probably could have changed the way I fight."

Mike Tyson has come full circle on his feelings for pigeons. Not only has he given up ripping their heads off, Tyson is actually the proud owner of 350 of the flying rodents. But, there might be trouble on the homefront. Tyson recently bought a $2.1 million mansion outside of Phoenix, AZ. He was in the process of building a home on his property for his feathered friends, but was stopped by local officials for lack of a permit.

One can only hope that Tyson's pigeons will have their living situation straightened out before some of fellow Phoenix resident Alice Cooper's snakes sneak out and make this a moot point.