WIXOM, Mich. (WXYZ) - Residents in Wixom are living out their own version of Angry Birds but this is no game to them.
Neighbors in a Wixom condominium complex are left ducking and dodging every time they come out of their homes.
“They are attack birds. There are attack dogs - we have attack birds,” said neighbor Jordan Gray.
When Wixom mayor Kevin Hinkley walks out of his garage the birds swoop down threatening him. The bold birds have nests up under some decks above garages.
Mayor Hinkley spoke to the city manager who said the city of Wixom has gotten several phone calls about the growing problem.
Neighbors told 7 Action News the barn swallows dive toward people, dogs, and cars. Mayor Hinkley believes they are protecting their babies that are inside the nests.
He hopes to find a way to move the barn swallows several feet away by building a bird house. According to Mayor Hinkely, they come back to the same place every year.
However to build the bird house, he must first get the okay from the condo association. The mayor believes the whole area was a swamp at one time and thinks that is why the birds gravitate there.
Mayor Hinkley hopes to have the birdhouse up by the end of the summer
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