2 tons of bird droppings found in Church

Bird droppings illustration 
By: Anika Rao 

Tons of bird droppings were found in a church in Sweden, according to press reports.

A hatch in the Swedish church tower inadvertently left open for about three decades resulted in two tons of pigeon droppings accumulating in the tower.

The manager said that the church property had 30 centimeters or a 12 inch deep layer of excrement when it was discovered during an inspection in May in Trefaldighets Heliga Kyrka in Gavle, 170 kilometers or 105 miles north of Stockholm.

Lennart Helzenius said on Thursday, that the church staff had been surprised by the large number of bags of excrement cleaners were removing from the tower. He said that the excrement filled 80 bags in the first round of cleaning, and then as many 80 bags in the second round.

Helzenius said that the hatch probably had been left open since 1980.