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Crow invasion frustrates California Borough residents

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None - CALIFORNIA, Pa. -- California Borough residents said thousands of crows have invaded their neighborhoods, leaving behind a mess every night.

 People who live in the area said the birds arrive in the area at dusk and stay until sunrise.

 "At 7 in the morning, it's louder than my alarm," said Jess Priest.

 "It's really bad. It keeps us up at night. They go to the bathroom everywhere. Our cars get destroyed," said Jen Sasko.

Channel 11's Dave Bondy reported that California University of Pennsylvania used laser lights to get rid of the crows, and that's when they fled to the American Legion on Second Street.

One woman who lives in the area said she made a scarecrow in hopes of ridding her home of the problem.

"One day I was so mad I said I was going to build a scarecrow. I didn't know if they actually worked. I put it in the tree and it didn't," Bree Robinson said.  

 Experts said crows roost in cities to be warmer in the winter.