Some describe it as slimy; some call it nasty and disgusting.
But everyone agrees that the sidewalk outside the back door of the Shelby County Courthouse is not sanitary.
The reason: piles of pigeon droppings.
But the pigeons that call the courthouse ledges home soon may have a bird's-eye view of a different perch if county officials have their way.
Shelby County Deputy Judge-Executive Rusty Newton said the county is - once again - devising a plan to make the birds flock together someplace else.