We have received reports of crows acting aggressively towards persons on campus, particularly when carrying food.
The most recent incident occurred near Crowell Drive. Spring is a particularly active time for these birds as they are more hungry after the winter in addition to feeding newly hatched young. If at all possible please try to refrain from walking on campus with open food. Avoid wearing shiny objects, carry an umbrella or wear a hat and if possible, make eye contact with the crow.
If a crow does swoop at you wave your hand at the bird and leave the area immediately. Crows have excellent memories so change your route regularly. Simply try to be aware of your surroundings while walking on campus. Crows are most aggressive during the spring and early summer and typically leave for communal roosts in July. If you witness or experience an aggressive crow please report it to Safety and Security right away indicating where the incident took place and if there was food involved. Safety and Security can be reached at 585-1103 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be advised that the Festival Theatre parking lot will be unavailable to permit parking until further notice. The Festival Theatre and the parking lot will be allocated to the Nova Scotia Health Authority to be used for COVID 19 testing. Alternate parking can be found at the Acadia Athletic Complex as well off of Highland Avenue.
For additional information please visit our website at https://www2.acadiau.ca/safety-security/welcome.html