Rochester’s Crow Abatement Effort Resumes
Rochester,MN (KROC AM News) - The Rochester City Council was briefed Monday on the city’s ongoing crow abatement program.
It began a few years ago after the city was swamped by calls about the thousands of crows that had moved into the downtown area during the winter season, creating a big mess.
The Council was told the Park Department has been spending around $50,000 per year in its effort to convince the crows to roost somewhere else.
This year’s effort will likely begin this week. It involves city employees and volunteers who spend the evening and overnight hours driving around the downtown, harassing the birds with noise and lasers.