Grackles.

We love them.

We hate them.

There is no in between.

They’ll steal your french fries

Crap on your car steely-eyed

Watch your backs, haters

— Andrea Ball, American-Statesman staff

This is your chance to share your feelings and encounters with one of Central Texas’ most commonplace yet infamous creatures. We want your haiku or poems about grackles. Your photos and videos of grackles. Your funny/sad/sweet stories of interacting with grackles.

We’ll use some of them in an upcoming celebration of all things grackle (yes, we are embracing their place in Central Texas life).

Email them: schapman@statesman.com (with "grackle" in the subject line).

Mail to: Features Department, Austin American-Statesman, 305 S. Congress Ave. Austin TX 78704.

Think of dinosaurs

What would they think of grackles

Guessing not good things

— Phil Jankowski, American-Statesman staff