Mayo will call in 'attack birds' to handle Rochester's crow problem

The Post-Bulletin says crows congregate by the thousands in downtown Rochester every winter, and the city always hears about it. Now Mayo Clinic has a plan to bring in falcons and hawks to drive them off.
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The Post-Bulletin says crows congregate by the thousands in downtown Rochester every winter, and the city always hears about it. Now Mayo Clinic has a plan to bring in falcons and hawks to drive them off.

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