Berlin Under Siege By Birds

Der Krautpecker

“It was like a Hitchcock horror film. They simply pecked away!”
-A witness in Berlin describes a recent crow attack on a cyclist. As has become an annual occurrence, the arrival of spring to the German capital brings with it a rise in assaults on passersby as aggressive crows seek to protect their nests. One bird expert says concern about the avian bombardments is overblown, noting that, “the injuries are minimal, but nasty scrapes and blood make the attacks look more dramatic than they really are.”