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December 31, 2011


Lancaster curbs mall's use of anti-crow cannons

(Thanks to Matt Filar)


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Things they do look awful c-c-cold
I hope I die before I get old
See Me. Feel me. Touch me.

You can have my anti-crow cannon when you tear it from my cold dead ...whatever.

Those things are LOUD -- up to 150 decibels. You don't want to be anywhere within 100 yards of one without ear protection when it goes off about every minute. Actually, I try not to be within 100 yards of a mall if I can avoid it; I prefer the crows.

We have problems with seagulls at our mall. We're 200 hundred miles from the beach so I don't understand where they are coming from. A few years ago our city council put large plastic owls on the tops of some buildings to scare them off. It didn't work. In fact I think I saw some seagulls having their pictures taken with the owls.

Play emo music. The crows will get depressed and kill themselves.

Cindy: They're probably Ring-billed Gulls, otherwise known as flying rats. They breed on the coast, but 200 miles is an easy flight for them. There are various scare techniques, but nothing works for more than a few weeks other than a real predator like a trained falcon. Google "falcon bird control" for info about companies hawking their services.

Ralph - Is it falconing or hawking?

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