EUGENE, Ore. - Birds of a feather flock together - or in this pigeon's case, block together.
A pigeon dubbed Timothy took up roost in front of an Autzen Stadium camera with - you guessed it - a bird's-eye view of the field.
Meet our new pigeon friend. He likes to block our remote camera to get a good view of practice. His name is Timothy. pic.twitter.com/fukK0gM6ux— Oregon Video (@QuackVideo) October 22, 2013
And that got the attention of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
And no, not because they thought the Ducks were inhumanely running up the score on opponents.
"Timothy the Pigeon's popularity creates the perfect opportunity to push for compassion for all our feathered friends," said Alicia Woempner with PETA.
The group wrote to the University of Oregon, asking the Ducks to premier a new video "Attack of the Pigeons" at Saturday's game against UCLA.
The video asks viewers not to chase pigeons by imagining "what if?" pigeons chased people. The black and white footage is reminiscent of Alfred Hitchock's "The Birds."
The Ducks declined to give PETA a roost at Autzen.
"We did receive the email," Craig Pintens with the University of Oregon athletics department said, "and have no plans to include it in our game presentation for the game on Saturday or in the future."