Holy crow: Acadia College points warning about ‘aggressive’ birds – Halifax


College college students have so much to fret about — sustaining a robust GPA, the loud noises coming from the residence room subsequent door, the checklist goes on.

However college students at Acadia College abruptly have another factor so as to add to their plate: aggressive crows.

The college issued an inner memo to college students and workers on Wednesday relating to the current rash of stories on crows appearing aggressively in direction of folks on campus carrying meals.


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“Spring is a very energetic time for these birds as they’re extra hungry after the winter along with feeding newly hatched younger,” Patrick Difford, the college’s director of security and safety, mentioned within the memo.

“If in any respect doable please attempt to chorus from strolling on campus with open meals.”

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The college has additionally supplied some tips about what you do to keep away from a face-to-face with a carried-away crow.

“Keep away from carrying [shiny] objects, carry an umbrella or put on a hat, and if doable, make eye contact with the crow,” the memo reads. “If a crow does swoop at you wave your hand on the chook and depart the world instantly.

“Crows have wonderful reminiscences so change [your] route repeatedly.”


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The college says the newest stories occurred close to Seminary Home and Fountain Commons.

They’re encouraging any and all college and workers members to report any adverse interactions “straight away” to Security and Safety.

On the college’s request, make sure you point out when and the place the incident came about — and, after all, whether or not there was meals concerned.

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