November 21st, 2013 10:34 EST
Holy Crap! Areas Of Rome Covered With Starling Poop! Video!
"Rome residents are advising people walking the city`s streets to carry umbrellas to keep from being bombarded by starling poop.
Some residents advised walkers to carry umbrellas and wear fishermen`s boots to keep from being sullied by the waste while English-language blog RomeStyle advised those who come into contact with starling feces to take it in stride."
The starling poop problem isn`t an unexpected calamity, every year about 5 million starlings travel to Rome during the October through January migration.
To protect tourists and the millions they pour into the local economy the Rome City Council should have effectively dealt with this problem.
Tourists ain`t going to pack umbrellas and fishermen`s boots; they will just skip Rome, and maybe Italy altogether.
The birdbrains in the city council better do something about this crappy problem post-haste! When funds are available city employees use loudspeakers to broadcast falcon calls to scare away the starlings. If this low-tech soultion keeps people from walking around like morons with an umbrella and fishermen`s boots on a sunny day, I say Bravo!
Read more: http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2013/11/20/Areas-of-Rome-buried-in-starling-droppings/UPI-40611384985599/#ixzz2lIGD6j6A