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Old 07-19-2013, 07:11 PM
 
Location: West Lenoir
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Have you ever noticed owl statues on top of buildings in the area? I am doing a research on it and would like to know where I can find more. I already know of a couple but the area being so huge, I need help finding some!
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Old 07-19-2013, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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I think they put them up there to scare away pigeons..I think. Seen some at the Lynnhaven Mall.
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Old 07-20-2013, 12:53 AM
 
Location: West Lenoir
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I think they put them up there to scare away pigeons..I think. Seen some at the Lynnhaven Mall.
Yes, that is the 'official explanation' isn't it. But when you look at where they are placed... right.
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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They are a pest control effort. They do work most times. There are also wolf silhouettes around some ponds in the area that chase away other pests in the water.
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Roanoke, VA
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Richard Cassaro » Blog Archive » Exposing The “Secret Owl Society” Soaring Through History
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Roanoke, VA
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Owls are on lots of libraries per this page. I suspect the stone owls that are architectural features are symbolic rather than pest control.

About Those Owls | River Campus Libraries
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:17 PM
 
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They don't work. If they are static and don't move, the birds will figure it out pretty quick!
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