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OWLS (paper). In 1981 the Dubuque County Supervisors ordered six papier-mâché owls placed near the roof of the DUBUQUE COUNTY COURTHOUSE. The Supervisors hoped a huge flock of pigeons, whose droppings threatened to damage the roof, would be frightened away.