Crow Patrol solves bird poop problems, chasing away birds in a town of Minnesota, USA.
In the past years, a murder of crows (term for a flock of highly intelligent birds) make downtown Rochester their home during winters.
Crows usually flock in the Oakwood Cemetery. They produce sharp yells while encamping in trees, causing disturbing sounds to the residents.
A report said crows rain down poop, which creates a slimy mess in the city.
But to keep this incident from reoccurring in the next years, Crow Patrol, or town volunteers took the jobs of chasing away the birds.
Sally Vehrenhamp, a member of the town’s Crow Patrol, said they have lasers to distress crow calls. The team also brings a blank pistol before heading out for the night duty.
The Patrol Team does its rounds from late afternoon until 11 P.M., training the birds to stay away from downtown.
The town spends $40,000 annually on the efforts of chasing away crows and cleaning bird poop, until crows figure out where they should perch elsewhere.
Averaging roughly about 17 inches long with wingspan about three feet, crows are known as one of the most intelligent birds in the world.
Crows love to stay in open, grassy areas, making it a mystery why they go to urban areas during winter.
Every mid-November, crows arrive in the town. They create big, loud gatherings that make people lose their sleep.
Kaeli Swift of the University of Washington said these gatherings are like social purposes where they meet their potential mates.