Skip to comments.Flock of black vultures vexes Virginia woman
Posted on 01/10/2010 11:08:06 PM PST by Daffynition
RIDGEWAY, Va. - The birds are watching Nancy Cox, waiting on her lawn and slowly chewing their way inside her Ridgeway home.
After a flock of almost 200 black vultures moved to Ridgeway this fall, Cox has had a steady stream of 30-35 large, hostile, hungry visitors each day.
"I can't even sit down to eat at the table," she said. "The vultures watch me through the window and fly into the doors trying to get into the house."
Cox has the only home in her neighborhood with rubber roofing. But she may not have it much longer. The vultures are steadily ingesting the rubber, leaving Cox with a leaky roof and shaky nerves.
According to Scott Barras, state director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services Program, black vulture infestations are a common problem in Virginia.
He said the vultures often damage property because they enjoy picking on rubber, although no one is sure why.
They damage roofs by pulling off corners of shingles, and they chew off the rubber seals around exhaust pipes, Barras said. He added that they often pull the rubber blades off windshield wipers while damaging a vehicle's paint with their large talons.
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ya know, that would just be...unnerving. Along similar lines, I pulled into my driveway this weekend and I believe I observed either a female or an immature bald eagle or, possibly, a golden eagle flying out of a large tree in my yard. It was a very large brown bird of prey and definitely wasn’t a hawk, owl, or vulture anyways.
The birds want rubber, so GIVE them rubber already! Give them rubber that you WANT them to chew up. It's not like we don't have a virtually unlimited supply.
OMG! Perfect! ROFLOLLOL
If you get too close, they will regurgitate a highly putrid bolus of emesis at you as a defense mechanism. You don’t want to get close to them. They’re due to return here to Ohio on March 15th.
Now that is really unnerving.
Maybe they will move on to DC & roost at some Dem’s houses. It would be great to see them following Pelosi, Reid, Muthra etc around.
Nothing a good 12 ga shotgun wouldn’t cure.
Nancy your dead and stuck in an episode of Twilight Zone!
There are worse things in life than disembodied EVPs.
What...the buzzards are saying her name?
She’s got nothing on Leesburg’s regular buzzard occuaption.
The black ones come every spring and displace the year-round turkey buzzards.
Farmers hate them because they regularly arrive at calving/lambing time and *will* wait patiently behind the animals giving birth and feed on the offspring as its coming out.
Whover said “5 foot wing span” fell short by a foot.
Old farmers have been know to tell old wives tales occasionally.
Just how far is Ridgeway from Washington?
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