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20 crows found poisoned to death in Saitama

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Police in Kitamoto, Saitama Prefecture, said Wednesday that 20 crows had been found poisoned among trees near a housing compound.

According to police, the crows' bodies were found on Monday morning. Fuji TV reported that an analysis of the contents of the birds' stomachs showed they had eaten bread laced with pesticide and an avicide called cyanophos.

Police are examining street surveillance camera footage to try and identify who might have left the bread for the crows to eat.

Recently, there has been a spate of crow poisonings in the Kanto region. In late March, about 50 crows were found dead in Johoku Chuo Park, which is located in both Nerima and Itabashi wards in Tokyo.

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Some psycho fed up from cleaning up their scattered garbage every morning? I hope they catch the culprit(s) pronto.

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How big does an animal need to be before killing it becomes a crime? And how else is one to stop crows? It's not just garbage that they eat. They eat crops as well. Perhaps a solution better than labeling someone a culprit could be suggested?

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Satsujinsha wa yoi ga nai! Crows deserves life.

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Must be a wildling on the loose.

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They also eat the eggs of other smaller birds. Don't they deserve life? They are overpopulated and should be thinned out. There's no natural fauna in this country anymore because of them. When's the last time you've seen a Japanese Squirrel?

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They've recently worked out how to get my chickens' eggs - very intelligent but a real pest. Now using fishing wire to keep them out of the chicken run - so far at least, it's working.

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@ifd66

if that does not work then use a crow/bird scarer

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Am I missing something here? Maybe 100,000 crows have been killed in Tokyo, on orders of the former governor no less. They are generally seen as a pest, and there are certainly too many, to the detriment of many other species of birds and fauna.

And yet the police are treating the poisoning of 20 crows as a crime?? And wasting investigation resources on it? If I have cockroach poison around my house, is that now contraband?

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Saitama again.

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Saitama again.

Yeah what's with Saitama? Why can't they do what no other place on this planet has done, and have a zero crime rate? Get with the program Saitama.

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And yet the police are treating the poisoning of 20 crows as a crime?? And wasting investigation resources on it? If I have cockroach poison around my house, is that now contraband?

And what if someone's dog or KID ate some of that BREAD, then what eh!

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Interesting how the individual(s) were able to get poison especially made for birds. Wouldn't that be hard to find?

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Hard to tell in Japan, could be someone who wants to get rid of the local population of Karasu, or it could be a Psycho nut head who perhaps watched the film "The Birds" and thinks he's saving the World....

Either-ways, if it were bread laced with some poison, and just left lying around, then surely we would be seeing a lot of other Dead Birds, etc ? Given the details here to go on, and the number of reported dead Crows, I think someone was having trouble with a local Murder of Crows.. and took it literally to task.

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