Explosions in Hutchinson are for the birds

Published On: Jul 08 2014 06:53:48 PM CDT

Hutchinson animal control officers have been setting off explosives hoping to push a flock of birds out of the area.

The city says it's been using bird bombs near Avenue C and Severance every 30 minutes from noon until 4 p.m. The city wants the Egrets out of the area because they could make residents sick.

Lt. John Taylor, Hutchinson Police department, said many people have expressed concerns over the health hazard with several hundred birds in the area.

"I've seen quite a bit of waste in the area," he said.

The city stopped shooting off the bird bombs Tuesday morning because animal control found a nest with eggs. The city cannot kill the birds due to a federal law.