Somerset Residents Say Birds Are Big Problem

The skies over the Green Meadows subdivision were crystal clear early Wednesday afternoon. But at night, close to sunset, people say theses blue skies turn almost black, with birds!

“Aw man. They're unreal. They take over,” says Jerry King of Magnolia Drive in Somerset.

King is among many here upset over droppings on mailboxes, roofs and cars. “You don't dare walk outside. It's a mess,” he says.

A few blocks away, it's easy to see where the birds took aim on the local Allstate insurance office.

“A pain, too, because you don't know what kind of disease they could carry,” says Allstate Manager Debbie Trueblood.

Local health officials say the solution may be find in a cannon that when fired sounds more like a gun.

But Trueblood questions whether that would solve the problem, or just send the birds to another part of town.

“But they need to do something to get rid of them, too. If they're a nuisance here, we're just scaring them way to someone else,” says Trublood.

Health officials say they plan to start firing the cannons to scare off the birds sometime next week.


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  • by Stefan Location: Peta on Dec 29, 2007 at 06:46 AM
    I dolt protest. These are native American birds that shud be treated with the utmost respect and courtesy. The birds are descendants of the great Dinosaurs of hundreds of years ago. We killed the Dinosaurs, must we now kill their children. Oh, the humanity.
  • by Andy on Dec 26, 2007 at 04:22 PM
    They need a giant scarecindy, it's like a scarecrow only more ugly and has a nasty outlook on life

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