PLATTSBURGH CITY, NY -- 2/6/20
(C) 2020 Luke T. Bush
One night a taxi driver was sitting in his vehicle, waiting for his next call when something hit his roof. Silence. Then something else hit his roof. Again and again.
Nocturnal squirrels dropping nuts on his vehicle? No. It was a mob of crows perched in the tree above him, carpet-bombing with their crap as usual.
Last winter I reported on the problem, long stretches of sidewalks covered with the disgusting droppings. It was as bad as the chronic dogshit problem.
But like with dogshit Plattsburgh City has failed to address crows defecating on downtown. Of course the city has passed bans on fracking, plastic straws, and public smoking in wide open areas which all take precedence over animal scat.
Auburn, NY has earned the unenviable sobriquet Crow City. Crows have plagued the city for years but at least it takes action. In the evening exploding firecrackers drive away the pests.
There are options to deal with the crow problem. Just Google the keywords "crow deterrent" and a plethora of answers will pop up on the screen.
Maybe the city will cry "No money." Well there are some free options available, The video below can be downloaded, using hawk calls to drive off the black vexations.
Or how about a crow in distress recording? When a raucous gathering disturbed my sleep early in the morning I played the recording linked below with a boombox in an open window. Good riddance. No mobs have returned, just one solitary crow, so this seems to work.
I could go on but I'm not paid to do research for the city. There's no excuse to allowing another winter of splattered Corvus crap to adorn the city.