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Cattle Egrets Return to Wichita Falls With a Vengeance!

Credit: Texas A&M University

They’re messy, nasty and really an all around nuisance.  You cannot legally shoot the little vagrants, but apparently you can scare the poop out of them.  The cattle egret is back.  They may look cute, but according to  City of Wichita Falls officials, these migratory mess makers pose a  hazard to aviation and a potential health hazard for you and I.  The birds carry mites and other organisms and there is a health risk associated with the bird droppings.  The cute little demons have no sense of responsibility, poop everywhere and it stinks.

Timing is everything with these wicked, winged wanderers.  Once the birds begin to nest they are federally protected (imagine that) and cannot be moved.  Oh, and if they lay even a single egg, they will be there through the summer until fall migration.  The key is to keep them from nesting by using noise to scare them. Officials suggest banging together metal trash can lids, two pieces of two-by-four or any objects that will make significant noise. This may take several evenings of doing to get the birds to move along.  So, as if the drought wasn’t enough to make you want to leave town….

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