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Swarm of birds infests neighborhood

Neighbors of a LaGrange, KY, wooded area expressed their concern about a swarm of thousands of birds causing health and other issues. (Source: WAVE) Neighbors of a LaGrange, KY, wooded area expressed their concern about a swarm of thousands of birds causing health and other issues. (Source: WAVE)

LA GRANGE, KY (WAVE/RNN) – Thousands of birds have been swarming a residential area twice a day for weeks.

In response, neighbors of the nearby woods the birds moved into have brought in "sound cannons" to remove them.

"It's like a cloud of birds, but a giant cloud," one neighbor said Tuesday. "The whole sky will fill up with black birds."

The sound cannons, which make the noise of a shotgun blast, were recommended by someone from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. People in the area said they have become concerned for their health.

There were multiple reports of upper respiratory infections and sick kids. Residents said they believe the birds have something to do with it.

And they are unhappy with the daily mess left behind as well.

"When it comes down, it sounds like rain coming down," neighbor Kelly Powers said. "I mean literally, from inside our apartment you think it is raining outside."

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