CHEONGJU, Korea, June 17 (Korea Bizwire) – A huge flock of white herons inhabiting a hill behind a middle school in Cheongju is annoying the school’s students and teachers. According to Cheongju Nam Middle School, hundreds of white herons are living on the hill behind its annex hall.
Photographers and passers-by marvel at the group dance of the huge flock of birds, but the students, teachers and other school workers are suffering from an onslaught of feathers and foul smells. In particular, cooks who prepare food for the 1,000 students are suffering the most, because they cannot open any windows for fear of letting feathers in.
However, the school is without recourse, as the hill is owned by the nearby Cheongju National University of Education. As a desperate countermeasure, students’ parents will ask city authorities to thin out the pine forest to reduce the birds’ habitat.
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