Welcome to Terre Haute, Crow-opolis

Welcome to Terre Haute, Crow-opolis

Terre Haute has a crow problem.  Check this out:

Two winters ago, Union Hospital spent more than $100,000 to clean up after crows, an effort that included power-washing the parking lots. Last year, a crew shoveled 4,000 pounds of crow droppings from the roof of a building used by the Clabber Girl baking powder company. Trees have been chopped down. Recorded crow-distress calls have been played. Debates have raged between those who love all God’s creatures and those who say the only good crow is a crow that has ceased to be.

About 100,000 crows will descend upon Terre Haute this crow season. My solution? Rat shot. Murder the murder. Easy peasy.

Three American Crows
Creative Commons License photo credit: Mr. T in DC | It’s them or us.

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