I once dated a woman who was a pyrotechnic banger and screamer. Sorry, no names.
From: College of Education List [mailto:L-EDUC@LISTS.PSU.EDU] On Behalf Of Gerald K. Henry Jr
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 4:38 PM
Subject: FW: Crow Relocation - Fall/Winter 2010
Subject: Crow Relocation - Fall/Winter 2010
CROW RELOCATION – FALL/WINTER 2010
University Park - The Office of Physical Plant (OPP) crow relocation program will begin as early as Monday, November 29 and will last throughout the late fall and winter as necessary. Pyrotechnic bangers and screamers will be employed as in past years. These noise-making activities will occur early in the evening shortly after dusk and could continue for a couple of hours each night. Specific dates and locations will be determined based on roosting patterns and will occur only if needed. All relocation activities will be conducted by highly-trained and experienced Physical Plant employees.
Last year about 3,000 migrating crows landed on our campus causing unsanitary and unpleasant conditions. Our goal is to discourage this mass roosting and the accompanying sanitation problems.
Physical Plant is again partnering with Penn State researchers and the USDA Wildlife Services to relocate the migrating crows. Penn State will also work closely with the Borough to jointly find solutions to this continuing problem. This year OPP will not make announcements each time harassment activities are scheduled to take place, but will provide occasional updates as needed.
OPP crews are already monitoring crow concentrations as they return to campus. The public can report bothersome crow activity or clusters by contacting Paul Ruskin at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 863-9620.