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Avro alert: new cop in sky

There's a new transit cop in the sky.

TransLink has unleashed a team of peregrine falcons to scare off the pigeons.

Pigeons may seem harmless but their droppings and other antics are responsible for issues at stations throughout Vancouver.

As CTV reports the team of peregrine falcons and their handlers are taking part in a six-week pilot project meant to scare off pigeons.

The pigeons wander onto tracks and set off intrusion alarms, bringing the trains to a halt. In 2015, a nest fire caused hours-long delays on the Expo Line.

-with files from CTV



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