Life can be cruel sometimes - as this pigeon would undoubtedly agree.
One minute it could not believe its luck when it came across a whole bagel discarded in Brixton, South London.
The next, it had delivered a mighty peck which threw the tasty morsel up in the air - only to land around the bird's neck and agonisingly out of reach of its beak.
The pigeon was left having to wait for a shower of rain to make the bagel soggy and fall off, or a fellow member of the flock to nibble it free.
Takeaway treat: The greedy bird hadn't considered how he might eat his snack when he wedged a bagel over his head
Thankfully the bagel did not hamper the pigeon's ability to fly and he was able to launch himself off his perch above a bar in Brixton, London, with no trouble at all.
The birds, which can be found in most city centres scavenging for food, are known to eat almost everything that comes their way.
This could be thanks to fact they only have 37 taste buds compared to 10,000 on the average human tongue.
One of the places with the highest concentration of pigeons in this country used to be Trafalgar Square, where dozens of seed sellers set up shop to sell grain to tourists keen to feed the birds.
When numbers were at their peak, it was estimated there were at least 35,000 pigeons flapping around the square.
However, in 2000 the Mayor at the time, Ken Livingstone, decided to stop people selling seed in the square.
Other measures were introduced to discourage the pigeons, including the use of trained falcons.
Bird fanciers reacted by setting up groups - including Save the Trafalgar Square Pigeons Ė and some tourists continued to feed the pigeons.
But in 2003 bylaws were enacted to ban the feeding of pigeons within the square.
These were secured in September 2007, sealing an outright ban on feeding birds in the area of the square.
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