UPDATE: Birds Trapped and Dying at Connecticut Post Mall!

Update (July 12, 2023): Mall management has investigated the situation and will be monitoring the bird family currently nesting behind the deterrents to ensure that they exit safely once the babies fledge. We have been assured that the area will then be repaired in order to prevent birds from becoming trapped. Thank you to the management office and to everyone who spoke out in behalf of these animals!

Originally posted on July 11, 2023:

 Birds are reportedly becoming trapped behind bird-deterrent spikes that have been installed at the Connecticut Post Mall in Milford, Connecticut, specifically in the awning above the Buffalo Wild Wings location. According to sources there, a live bird is currently trapped, desperately trying in vain to escape. Reportedly, several dead birds are visible as well. They must have flown over the normally humane bird deterrent but been unable to find a way out and likely suffered horribly as they slowly succumbed to starvation or dehydration.

Photographs taken on July 11 depict a dead bird and the area where birds are becoming trapped.

Sadly, mall management personnel appear to be ignoring the urgency of this situation and have yet to devise a plan to extract the surviving bird or prevent others from becoming trapped and dying, stating that they “don’t do ladders.” However, someone clearly had to be elevated in order to install the bird spikes in the first place, so this excuse doesn’t hold weight.

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