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Is your neighborhood woodpecker being a nuisance? You'll just have to learn to love it. They're protected by state and federal laws

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Woodpeckers are protected by state and federal laws.

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Q: Is it against the law to destroy woodpeckers? We have one that is digging small holes and making holes in a tree near the shed. I think it is the same pecker. One is making holes around a fruit tree that I planted a while ago.

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Email Thom Smith at Naturewatch41@gmail.com or write him care of The Berkshire Eagle, 75 South Church St., Pittsfield, MA 01201.

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