First it was seagulls, then it was a drug trafficking pigeon, this week it's the turn of the crow to get bad press...
Up to 20 people have been attacked by one of the raven-feathered fowl in Cork, which is believed to be nesting.
Two people received medical treatment when the lone crow swooped on the campus of Cork Institute of Technology.
Nursing staff at the college had to give tetanus jabs and prescribe antibiotics for those inured.
Eric Dempsey from Birds Ireland.com says the bird hasn't gone rogue:
"It's a very natural thing, it's just a crow is a larger bird and if it lands on your head it will give you a few scrapes. It's not a savage or vicious bird. It's simply a female rook with a strong maternal instinct that's simply trying to protect her young. I think people may have watched The Birds one too many times!"