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Pigeon Post

Pigeon post is the use of homing pigeons to carry messages. Pigeons are effective as messengers due to their natural homing abilities. Pigeons have been used to great effect in military situations in the past.

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The trained pigeons would be possibly helpful to gather or deliver information from hard-to-access.  Pigeon Post is not an out-dated service.

- This is even a cheap, eco-friendly & creative way to ship goods. Check the video “Amazing PigeonDelivery!”

- A company, PigeonGram (http://www.pigeongram.com/) allows customer to add an unusual and exciting touch to a message by using a homing pigeon as amessenger.

- More backgroundabout pigeon post: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pigeon_post

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Hi Emily,
I'm just seeing this inspiration now and looks like we had similar ideas. I will add you to the virtual team as well.

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Hi David, nice to read your concept. I planned to have a similar idea built on top of this inspiration and then I found your concept. Thanks for adding me to be your virtual teammate!

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