Sunday, April 12, 2009

Crows attack pedestrians near Pasir Ris Crest Secondary

Crows attack pedestrians near Pasir Ris Crest Secondary
STOMPer Feng's mother and her friend have been attacked by crows several times along this walkway beside Pasir Ris Crest Secondary School. The STOMPer is concerned that students from the school may be harassed as well.

The STOMPer wrote:

"The area around these two trees is infamous for crow attacks.

"My mum was attacked by the crows not only once, but thrice and her friend, who worked in Pasir Ris Crest Secondary School as a drink stall helper, was also harassed by the crows several times.

"Most students pass by this area and may be injured by the crows.

"I hope this problem can be solved as soon as possible."

Crows attack pedestrians near Pasir Ris Crest Secondary
Crows attack pedestrians near Pasir Ris Crest Secondary

The house crow (Corvus splendens) is one of Singapore's most common birds. Bold and completely fearless, these birds will often attack humans who unknowingly wander too close to a nest. In most cases, culling is an option that people readily turn to; either the entire nest is removed by pest control, or the parents are shot. While I understand the need to control the population of this introduced species, I can't help but wonder if there are ways in which we can better manage such problems.

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