Crow hazing: it’s that time again

Crow hazing: it’s that time again
Wildlife biologists from Loomacres Wildlife Management will be harassing the city of Watertown's crow flocks. (Source: WWNY)

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - It starts Friday evening.

That’s when wildlife biologists from Loomacres Wildlife Management begin harassing the city of Watertown’s crow flocks.

It’s the first of the season.

The wildlife experts use loud noises and flashing lights from pyrotechnics, lasers, air rifles, and other devices to scare the crows away from city neighborhoods. Crows often roost in the relative warmth of the city during cold weather.

The hazing activities could startle some people. Loomacres apologizes ahead of time for any inconvenience.

Loomacres has been hired by the city for the past several years to try to limit the crows' impact on public and private property.

The biologists rely on the public to let them know where flocks are and how many crows are in them.

Call 1-800-243-1462, extension 1 to report crow activities. You can also go to or you can click the link on the city website’s home page.

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