Saturday, August 19, 2017

Crows rain stones onto lawmaker cars

A murder of crows in Yekaterinburg dropped garden stones onto lawmakers' cars this week, damaging them and leaving their chauffeurs in a frenzy.

The crows took stones from a garden set up on the legislative assembly's terrace by speaker Lyudmila Babushkina. The vehicles were parked by the building of the Sverdlovsk Region's legislative assembly, according to local lawmaker Maxim Ryapasov, RIA Novosti reports.

The attack lasted hours and resulted in broken windows for at least three of the lawmakers' expensive sedans.

Ryapasov reported the story on his blog, adding that the speaker would comment on it, though no comment has been made by the speaker or the legislative assembly's press service.

Ornithologist Tatiana Surkova said that the birds were likely being territorial or just having fun, RIA Novosti reports.