Loud Noises? Bright Lights? It's Probably Just Crow Hazing
If you hear loud noises and see bright lights in Watertown over the next couple of nights, don't be alarmed.
Wildlife biologists from Loomacres Wildlife Management will be harassing the city's crow flocks during the evening hours of Tuesday, March 12 and Wednesday, March 13.
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 winter.
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.