August 2, 1947
The crows and ravens of the Santa Barbara orange and walnut groves cower on the wing before the 20-, 16- and 12-gauge shotguns of Richey Haddon, bloodthirsty claimant of more bounties on the pesky avians than any other Californian. Fish and Game pays 15 cents a bird, so Haddon shoots them out of the sky--4681 since the bounty was enacted in September 1945 (that’s $213.45 in crow cash).
Haddon doesn’t just shoot crows—he eats them, and sleeps on a mattress stuffed with their pin feathers.
The Killer of Crows lives at 1209 W. 38th Street, an address migrating birds will want to avoid (or perhaps crap on, under cover of night).