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.
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.