TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Penn State looks to fight off campus crow invasion

Daily Photo Galleries

By The Associated Press
Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, 6:56 a.m.
 

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — It's time again for a showdown between the Nittany Lions and the...crows?

Penn State officials say a massive murder of crows has taken up residence in the campus' trees, harassing students and staff and leaving droppings all over sidewalks.

One complaint from a university employee reads like dispatch from a war correspondent, describing the birds coming in from the east and students dodging “strafing runs.” The Centre Daily Times of State College reports the university will use flare guns and loud noises to push the crows back starting next week — after gathering additional intelligence on where the crows are roosting for the night.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Fayette County history could fetch big bucks at Ohio auction
  2. Icy roads cause accidents, slow traffic across Western Pa.
  3. Stakes high as ex-Saints receiver Moore faces his former team
  4. Earlier openings make Black Friday shopping easier for bargain-hunters
  5. Steelers notebook: Injury to RT Gilbert opens door for Adams to start
  6. Pitt receiver Boyd continues to grow on and off the field
  7. Researchers at Pa.’s top universities take to the web to fund projects
  8. Mt. Lebanon staffers become hunters to attack deer problem
  9. Police identify driver in North Side crash that killed pregnant woman
  10. Work with disabled earns Shaler grad honor
  11. Penguins notebook: Winning home games crucial for Penguins
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.