Eating Crow - June 17, 1999
Today's top story: Who says you can't have your crow and eat it too? Over
the past few days several outdoor events have been besieged by crows.
These strange incidents included a Shawn Mullins concert benefit for
Kosovo refugees, which was shut down due to the huge influx of crows as they swarmed
the stage and bombarded the crowd. At a home Braves game against
the Cardinals, crows again struck havoc as they flocked to the field
forcing the game to halt for over an hour. "They weren't kidding when the
Cardinals said some of their relatives was coming to town" was the
commentary from one announcer. The most bizarre event of late
was found at Turner Field early Wednesday as the Braves were playing in
Detroit for an away game. According to animal control several dozen dead crow
bodies were carefully arranged about the field to spell in rather large
letters. "THEY MUST DIE". Investigations into this bizarre animal
slaying have yielded nothing as the nightwatchmen for Turner Field claim
they neither heard nor saw anything.