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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s capital city has gone to the crows, but city officials have a plan.

The city of Albany announced that beginning Monday wildlife biologists will use a variety of creative and non-lethal techniques to drive away the thousands of crows who routinely gather in the city in the late fall and winter.

The city’s plan involves fireworks, spotlights, non-harmful lasers and recorded crow distress calls to disperse the intelligent and social birds.

The work will be repeated every two weeks as necessary.

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While the techniques are said to be non-lethal, they could inadvertently alarm some of Albany’s human residents. City officials say locals should be prepared for loud noises and flashing lights.