Man called Colin Pidgeon catches a pigeon during government Zoom call

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A man called Colin Pidgeon has apologised for disrupting a government Zoom meeting as he had caught a pigeon.

Research officer Mr Pidgeon noticed that his cat had brought the live bird into the room where he was discussing public finance in Northern Ireland today.

He quickly moved to scoop it up, and was then seen on camera cradling the pigeon apologetically.

‘Colin Pidgeon has caught a pigeon,’ one of the other Stormont committee members remarked, summing up the situation.

Another responded: ‘We know what type of soup you’re eating tonight.’

He was given dispensation to go outside and let the bird go free. It was able to fly off and did not seem to have been harmed by the encounter, Mr Pidgeon told

Cat gives live pigeon to man called Colin Pidgeon on government Zoom call
The moment the pigeon appeared on screen (Picture: Northern Ireland Assembly)

He gave some more details on Twitter, revealing that he had a doormat reading ‘House Pidgeon: Embrace the chaos’, which seems quite accurate.

He also shared Storm the cat’s Instagram account, where the bird does not yet feature.

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