Mother dove sets up nest on Pearland police vehicle

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For the next few weeks, a Pearland police vehicle will be home to a mother Mourning Dove and her eggs.

A mother dove set up her nest on the front of PPD Unit 187, and the police department says they will patiently wait for the eggs to hatch.

Pearland Police Department shared photos of the dove on their Facebook page. They say the doves should hatch in a week or so. It will be a few weeks until the doves are able to head out on their own.

Pearland police cited a city ordinance declaring the city a bird sanctuary and making it illegal to shoot  or catch a bird within the city.