Those who consider the ravens pests note the bird's population is up and they are destroying crops. There are also complaints they're damaging fur-bearing animals in traps and could be injuring livestock.
"They're a very, very intelligent bird and take advantage of every opportunity and start to prey specifically on ground-nesting birds," he said. "Obviously their numbers have increased dramatically and we should be taking steps to control those population levels."
I love how they skim over the poking the eyes out of baby's faces line in the middle of this article. Yeah, that 'Very Very Intelligent Bird' just made off with your first born ... no big deal ... oh, BTW, they've gone ahead and taken over your farm too ... Kill Em?!? ... Nahhh ... they're endangered ... or maybe I'm just too lazy to get a permit ... Yeah, I can get a permit, to kill a crow, I mean Raven, I mean baby killer ... Animal Uprising 2012 ? ... What's That? ...
**Raven Plucks his Eyes Out**
"Owww ... my eyes !!!"