CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 16, 2003
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(Studio: Harry Smith) Report introduced.
(Fort Worth: Bob McNamara) The annual invasion by grackles, black birds that seem to arrive by the millions in Texas, featured; details given of the “scare tactics” used to send the birds away; scenes shown of the birds and their profuse droppings and of people firing guns to scare away the birds. [Ornithologist Cliff SHACKELFORD- says we have millions in Texas.] [Fort Worth Parks Department Dee HARDIN- comments on the smell.] [In Austin, Texas Wildlife Damage Management Janean ROMINES- states the birds are not very bothered by the laser beam she trains on them.]
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