Pumerend, the town with the owl attacking everyone, has more worries on its hands: their budget for dustbins. Having decided to remove 431 of the 1011 dustbins to save 150,000 euro on emptying them, Pumerend is asking its residents to adopt dustbins so that they can stay in place.
Adopting a dustbin isn’t code for paying for it to stay in place while already paying for rubbish removal, that would be crazy talk. It means emptying on a regular basis, picking up any rubbish within a five meter radius, cleaning it, removing any stickers on it and a few other things you can read about in Dutch.
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The owl terrorising the city of Pumerend still has not been caught. However, a local supermarket thought it would be a good idea to cash in on people’s fear by selling them an ‘anti-owl hat’ that’s basically a black university-style graduation cap with owl stickers. I guess that’s one way to look smart.
And like the seagulls in Haarlem earlier this week, the owl is also a protected bird type, so they can’t just shoot it. Apparently, a falconer is now on the case.
The owl has been a problem for a year and has only recently decided to step up its game. The city blames people for not telling them about all the attacks that have happened and suggests people walk around with an umbrella until they catch it.
(Link: nieuws.nl, nos.nl, Photo of Owl by jennicatpink, some rights reserved)
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