It's like something out of an Alfred Hitchcock film. Thousands of crows have invaded a Pennsylvania town, and the people there want them gone.
“They just take off from every direction, they’re just all over the place,” local resident Dave Mason told KDKA-TV. “Their feces goes all over you, all over your vehicles and it’s been interfering with our business because people don’t want to come here for that reason.”
The town, ironically named California, just can't seem to get the creatures to leave. When the local university used lasers to get the birds to stop roosting on campus, they just moved to the local American Legion post.
The birds seem only to show up at dusk and stay until dawn. But that's enough to drive the residents crazy.
“It’s louder than my alarm clock, let’s just put it that way. It’s horrible, the cawing and everything all night long,” resident Jess Priest said.
The KDKA reporter described the scene: it sounded like it was raining.
It's likely the birds have settled on the town as a wintering ground. But residents are hoping they're just passing through.
And just in case you needed a comparison, here's a clip from Hitchcock's classic: