SEVERE WX : Wind Chill Advisory View Alerts
CLOSINGS: View Closings

Rochester program aims to disperse and prevent up to 30,000 crows

Are the black birds getting a little too comfortable in the Med City?

Posted: Nov 13, 2019 12:07 AM
Updated: Nov 13, 2019 8:28 AM

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Rochester Parks and Rec put out a Facebook post saying wildlife experts and crews will be using tools like spotlights, lasers and pyrotechnics to diminish the number of crows nesting downtown. 

One resident in Rochester says it's good to control the crows but hopes the city doesn't take it too far. 

"I think crows are really, really smart birds and they are amazing," Shelly said. "I hope they are not going to do anything to harm the crows. If there is a better place for them to be, and they are able to locate where that is and know where they will disperse the crows to and that's where they'll go then I'm totally cool with it."

The program aims to disperse and prevent up to 30,000 crows from settling in the city. 

Article Comments

Mason City
Overcast
wxIcon
Hi: 4° Lo: -1°
Feels Like: -13°
Albert Lea
Overcast
wxIcon
Hi: 4° Lo: 0°
Feels Like: -8°
Austin
Overcast
wxIcon
Hi: 8° Lo: 2°
Feels Like: -10°
Charles City
Overcast
wxIcon
Hi: 6° Lo: 1°
Feels Like: -12°
Rochester
Overcast
wxIcon
Hi: 7° Lo: 2°
Feels Like: -12°
Cold air in place for the next few days
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Sean Weather 1/19

Image

Mass Youth of Rochester host 'Unmosqued' film to prompt change

Image

The Rochester Raiders prove it's more than just a sport

Image

Riding for a Reason

Image

Counties pull plows off roads

Image

Sean Weather 1/18 2

Image

Sean Weather 1/18

Image

Rochester Fire captains promoted

Image

Tracking Saturday's blizzard

Image

Chris and George at the top of the 10

Community Events