Wednesday, April 06, 2005

I like birds and I like strawberries:
"I ain't ever in my life seen the likes of these birds," Young said. "They ain't scared. That's the bad part about it. . . . They catch us not looking and they'll swoop down and sit in that patch for 30 minutes." [...]

[...] A first-time strawberry farmer who hopes to expand to 100 acres next year, Relan said he solved his cedar waxwing problem the same way farmers across Tangipahoa have for years. The few farmers who have tried air cannons realize they've wasted their money when the birds are so undaunted by the devices that they use them for perches, he said.
What to do, what to do? Shooting them is against the law.

This story has a slew of good quotes from country boys.

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