January 15th. Satellite News quoted Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post as saying that a American pigeon crossed nearly 13,000 kilometers of the Pacific Ocean to Australia, but the pigeon may be arrested and killed due to the concerns of the Australian quarantine department.
According to the report, on December 26, 2020, local time, a resident of Melbourne, Australia, found a domesticated pigeon in his area.
The man found that the pigeon was registered in the United States, and it should be participating in the pigeon race in the United States on October 29.
Experts estimate that the pigeon came to Australia by cargo ship.
The arrival of pigeons has attracted the attention of the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service. They worry that the pigeon may be the carrier of the virus.
At present, no one is allowed to approach this pigeon. According to the report, professionals may come to catch pigeons.