Friday 24 November 2017

Notorious Vancouver crow halts post deliveries for a month after string of attacks

(Stock Photo)
(Stock Photo)

Rebecca Lumley

Residents of a Canadian suburb are receiving post again, after deliveries were suspended for a month because of violent crow attacks.

A notorious neighbourhood crow, dubbed "Canuck” attacked a postman as he attempted to deliver letters to houses in East Vancouver, biting him and drawing blood.

Canada Post said it would not deliver to three addresses in the area "until such time as the hazard no longer exists", according to CBC News. Residents started receiving post again on Tuesday.

Local man Shawn Bergman named the bird after befriending him two years ago. Since then he has made headlines for a variety of antics, including stealing evidence from a crime scene, being featured in an art show and getting his own Facebook page.

In May 2016 Canuck swooped in on a crime scene in East Vancouver, picking up a knife with his beak that was identified as evidence, before attempting to fly away with it. The event was reported by a number of news outlets, ranging from local publications, to ABC News, to the Guardian.

But Canuck’s most recent string of bad behaviour seems to have ended, as Mr Bergman told CBC that he is back to "doing normal crow stuff.”

It is believed that he has been violent in recent months because of nesting season, which generally takes place between April and July.

Mr Bergman said he plans to email Canada Post to thank them for re-instating deliveries and find a solution, should Canuck go into nesting season in future years.

The crow did not attack the carrier during the latest delivery.

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