SURREY â€” Many movies have been shot in Cloverdale but The Birds wasnâ€™t one of them.
But if thereâ€™s a remake of that classic 1963 Alfred Hitchcock film, the film crew may just set up shop in the parking lot of Clover Square Village.
High above that shopping centreâ€™s stores, two crows are making menaces of themselves – again.
â€œTheyâ€™re vicious little things – Iâ€™m scared of them now,â€ said Tricia Lawrence, who has been attacked five times in the past few weeks. â€œThe last time, it got me twiceâ€¦ I screamed like an idiot.â€
She says the pubâ€™s customers are always joking and laughing about the crows over a cool one.
Rustyâ€™s Pub assistant manager Holly Speers says the crows are nothing new to the shopping centre.
â€œThey were here last year and you could actually watch them dive bomb people from inside the pub,â€ said Speers.
Liz, the manager of Taco Bell, says the crows have been causing problems for about three weeks. She says the crowâ€™s tried to get her once.
â€œBut I learned to park in the back.â€
Clover Square Village caretaker David Tung said itâ€™s illegal to move the crowâ€™s nest without a permit.
â€œTheyâ€™re swooping at people but we canâ€™t move the nest,â€ he said Thursday afternoon as he took photos of the crows with his cell phone.
Under the BC Wildlife Act, crows are afforded full protection and their nests or eggs cannot be moved or destroyed without a permit.
When contacted late Thursday afternoon, Colliers Internationalâ€™s Surrey office said it would look into the situation and call the Now back with information.
One passerby offered a suggestion on how to deal with the crows.
â€œBring a hawk in. Thatâ€™ll get rid of them.â€