A woman who defied a court order to stop feeding pigeons has been fined $234, the national news agency TT reported Friday.

The woman and a friend were accused of attracting the messy birds to the small town of Matfors, 240 miles north of Stockholm. The news agency did not give their names.The women were fined $78 each in February for feeding pigeons in a residential area, the report said. One woman disregarded the order to stop, angering residents who complained the pigeons were polluting buildings and playgrounds. She was hauled back to court and fined another $156 dollars, TT said.

"We inspected the area several times since 1985 and concluded there was a clear nuisance," the local environment and health official Peter Gavelin said.