A Carrollton neighborhood has been invaded by noisy and
messy egrets and now is the time of year when the birds are looking for a place
Once they've built a nest and laid their eggs, they're
protected by federal law and can't be harmed.
Until that happens, it's open season on scaring them off.
And officials with the City of Carrollton aren't pulling any
punches. They hand out goody bags with air
horns in them to residents who had problems with the birds last year. The city also uses air cannons, screamers, which
are shots that whistle as they go up in the air and bangers that produce another
As soon as a resident sees an egret, the goal is to scare it
20 goody bags with air horns and other deterrents have been
given out to residents and they're asked to call the city if they see one of
the pesky birds.
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