San Juan councilman asks residents to shoot crows
Big black birds have become too numerous and too aggressive, Tom Hribar says.
By PETER SCHELDEN
The Orange County Register
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO – Councilman and well-documented enemy of crows Tom Hribar has a new plan to get rid of the "rats with wings," as he has called them.
His answer? Shoot 'em.
Songbirds have left the valley, he says. So have San Juan Capistrano's beloved swallows. The landfill on La Pata Avenue has brought more crows.
There's more food available for the scavenging crows and not enough predators to keep their numbers down, Hribar says.
"We don't have enough people shooting them," he said. "We all know what they've done to our community."
And like a pack of surly thugs who ran the police out of town, the crows are getting meaner.
"These crows are becoming extremely aggressive," Hribar said. "They are actually causing property damage. People are at a loss as to what they can do."
The councilman said state law permits hunters to shoot 24 crows per day before April.
Mayor Mark Nielsen said he has seen the big black birds "methodically ramming their heads on a neighbor's glass."
But he insists he would not shoot them.
"I would never discharge a weapon in city limits," Nielsen said.
This bozo is a real estate agent (surprise!)
Contact Tom Hribar
32172 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA., 92675
Married to Rosa Hribar for 33 years
Two daughters: Michelle, attorney at law and Natalie, Dana Hills High School teacher
31911 Paseo Monte Vis
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3414