The city of Austin, Texas, has been fighting a major nest bomb for months.
But now, after a federal court order, the city has finally gotten rid of the nest bomb.
The federal government says it can’t allow the city to keep putting the bomb in new buildings.
The city, however, says it’s still doing just that.ABC News reports the city of about 10,000 residents in north-central Texas has been using a device to protect bird eggs from a new nest in the city.
The nest is located in the backyard of a home on a quiet street in a residential neighborhood.
But a federal judge has ruled that the city can keep putting in the bomb, even though it can no longer use it.
The order was issued Thursday by U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer.
The judge also ordered the city not to move the nest, citing the dangers of the bomb and the possibility that the egg could hatch.
The eggs hatched in the blast would have killed the chicks.
The bombs have killed about 30 birds so far this year, according to the city, which was not immediately available for comment.
The court also ordered that the bombs be removed from the backyard by May 15.
The city said it is still moving the bomb.
The mayor says the city will continue to use the bomb to protect the city from the nest explosion.
The next step is to start the process of getting the bomb removed from our homes and from the neighborhood,” Mayor Steve Adler said in a statement.ABC’s Emily Zuckerman and Adam Cancryn contributed to this report.