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Avoiding Metro Vancouver’s Crow Attacks

So you’ve moved near a crow’s nesting area — we’ll show you how to avoid crow attacks in Vancouver Let’s say you’ve just moved from Vancouver into a Metro Vancouver neighbourhood. Everything is perfect. But whenever you pass one of the trees on your street, you hear something — squawking. Then you hear wings flutter and claws scratch your head. The squawking goes on. If this situation sounds familiar, you may want to learn how to avoid crow attacks in Vancouver. Chances are you’ve moved in Vancouver to a neighbourhood with lots of crows. And their mating season lasts from spring to late summer. You can expect them to be aggressively defending their territory. And yes, they do have territories, even though you see them everywhere. Much of Metro Vancouver has been experiencing crow attacks. There have been cases in Mount Pleasant, Kitsilano, Strathcona and Richmond. In downtown Vancouver, crows have even drawn blood while attacking pedestrians. Victoria hasn’t been safe from crow attacks either. The Wildlife Association of B.C. has been receiving up to 200 calls per day regarding aggressive crows. So how do you avoid crow attacks when you’ve just moved?  We’ll give you some pointers. 1. Avoid crow attacks in Vancouver by installing an awning above your patio In addition to providing a way to shade yourself from the heat this summer, adding an awning or coverings above your patio can help ward off crows. It might be a good idea to keep one around if you’ve moved into crow territory. 2. Be nice — crows hold grudges! Researchers have said crows can recognize people who have been nasty...