Bratislava-Ivanka Airport (BTS) began relocating ground squirrels near the complex as they were endangering flights by attracting large birds. Around half of the estimated 1,000-strong ground squirrels would be relocated from fields bordering the airport.
The squirrels attracted large birds of prey. This often led to bird hits. The ground squirrels will are being relocated to an area about 40 kilometres away where holes have already been dug to house them. (AFP)