I’ve heard some wild tales about the years when the campus was seasonally overrun with huge flocks of birds. We apparently tried cannons, nets, noisemakers, bird whisperers, etc. to drive them off, all to no avail. And then one year they mysteriously didn’t return and haven’t been back in those numbers since. (I hold my breath every fall.)
The other day this undated clipping that documents one especially grisly aspect of the annual visit fell out from between the pages of a scrapbook I was looking at. I have to sheepishly admit that I had a good laugh at the temerity of those birds that dropped dead in some big shot’s reserved parking spot.
I’ve never been able to pin down the precise beginning and end dates of this invasion. And although I’ve seen a couple of reproduced photos, both this sad one and a couple in the Campanile, we don’t have a single original picture of it in the archives. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Bonus: In case you weren’t aware, Rice’s women’s tennis team is fantastic.