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Terre Haute tries another tactic to discourage crows

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Updated: February 6, 2012 1:42PM



TERRE HAUTE (AP) — Terre Haute is trying another tactic in its ongoing battle against the large flocks of crows that plague the western Indiana city.

The Tribune-Star reports that members of Terre Haute’s Crow Committee are trying fishing line tied to form large “X’s” atop buildings in the hopes that it can discourage the birds from landing there.

Crow Committee member Joy Sacopulos says a person in Sarasota, Fla., emailed the committee about using fishing line to keep birds away from buildings in the city’s downtown area, which last winter was filled with about 100,000 crows.

The noisy birds make a mess with their droppings and create headaches for business owners.

Officials have tried to scare the crows with fake owls, the sounds of a bird in distress and fireworks.



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