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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Well Nancy, according to most old western movies, there’s a dead guy somewhere near your house.
I pictured numerous ambulance chasers (trial lawyers) surrounding her house. Then my mind drifted to a flock of Obamacare Dems........
I have a small flock roosting on my property but they don’t bother anything. I’ve never heard of the situation described. There was a vulture many years ago which would beg for snacks around the service stations on one of the I-95 exits, but it wasn’t threatening.
This sounds like inner-city gang activity to me. /sarc
Nothing a good pellet gun can’t fix.
Ah, you beat me to the Hitchcock comment. :D
sumbuddy needs to go fetch o’er to Widow Cox’s house and pick ‘em some feathers
When we were living in CA, we threw the turkey carcass in the abandoned house next door’s yard and watched a vulture and a cat fight over it. Liquid induced entertainment.
Call me in the morning...;0)
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