Crow Hazing Starts In Watertown Tonight

Crow Hazing Starts In Watertown Tonight

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It's crow-hazing time again in the city of Watertown.

As it has during colder months for the past several years, Loomacres Wildlife Management will try to disperse flocks of crows that roost in the city at night.

Hazing will start Monday evening and could include flashing lights and loud noises, similar to sirens and fireworks.

City planner Geoffrey Urda says there's no way to get rid of the crows completely, but every little bit helps.

"It's an attractive place to be for crows just like it is for humans," he said. "They come to the city for the same reason we do. You can only try and minimize that nuisance by keeping them away from places like downtown, Washington Street, your big corridors."

If you know where the birds are roosting, Loomacres would appreciate help finding them.

People can report flock sightings at 1-800-243-1462, extension 1. You can also leave the information at www.airportwildlife.com/crows.php.

Loomacres personnel would appreciate information on when and where people see the crows and the size of the flocks.

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