Watertown Council to Mull $15k Crow Hazing Deal
As the temperatures begin to dip way down at night with the changing seasons, the Watertown city council is trying to figure out what to do about its crow problem.
The city council is expected to vote tomorrow on a 3-year contract proposal from Loomacres Wildlife. Over 3 years, the city would pay at least $14,500 to the crow hazing company in an effort to disperse the crows. Loomacres can use lethal means, but favors using measures like pyrotechnics to disperse the birds.
Tens of thousands of crows that fly into the city each night because the city is warmer than the surrounding countryside. In the process, they do damage by releasing pounds and pounds of fecal matter all over the city.
Monday, March 10, 2014, Watertown, NY