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Vultures picking rubber from cars
upi ^ | April 6, 2010

Posted on 04/06/2010 11:19:47 AM PDT by JoeProBono

MIAMI, - Officials and workers at Florida's Everglades National Park said vultures have been ripping rubber parts from vehicles parked in the area.

Linda Hyde, who works at the Anhinga Trail gift shop in the park, said the vultures have been picking windshield wipers, door seals, sunroof seals and other parts made from rubber and vinyl from vehicles at the park, The Miami Herald reported Tuesday.

She said the park's attempts at keeping the vultures away from the cars, including effigies and hanging the carcasses of dead vultures, have not dissuaded the birds from pecking on cars.

Dave Hallac, chief of biological resources for Everglades National Park, said officials are planning to bring in experts from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Wildlife Research Center in Gainesville, Fla.

"This puts us in kind of a tough situation. These birds are native and they're protected," Hallac said. "We're looking for ways, without injuring the birds, because that's not what we do here, to keep them from damaging vehicles."

Michael Avery, a USDA Wildlife Services biologist, said the vultures do not seem to be ingesting very much of the rubber.

"It's like they are trying stuff," he said. "It may be more prevalent in younger birds as they are learning to grasp things."


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: florida; jpb; vultures

1 posted on 04/06/2010 11:19:47 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Shoot them!


2 posted on 04/06/2010 11:20:24 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: JoeProBono
Vultures? Or Prawns?


3 posted on 04/06/2010 11:22:20 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (Obama: "Lawless...with all power, signs and lying wonders")
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To: JoeProBono
Vultures are the cleanest birds. After they poke their heads into carcasses and eat their fill, they go off and wash their heads. They have no feathers for that reason.


4 posted on 04/06/2010 11:23:53 AM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (SPEAK UP REPUBLICANS, WE CAN'T HEAR YOU YET! IMPEACH OBAMA!)
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To: HighlyOpinionated

CORRECTION, no feathers ON THEIR HEADS.


5 posted on 04/06/2010 11:24:28 AM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (SPEAK UP REPUBLICANS, WE CAN'T HEAR YOU YET! IMPEACH OBAMA!)
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To: b4its2late

6 posted on 04/06/2010 11:25:06 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Please no more pics of Helen Thomas....

Oh wait!


7 posted on 04/06/2010 11:27:05 AM PDT by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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To: JoeProBono

I thought this was another socialist/marxist cash for clunkers program after reading the title.


8 posted on 04/06/2010 11:27:15 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: JoeProBono

Especially vulnerable are the Ford Talon, the Pontiac Phoenix, and the Hummer.

Oh, I almost forgot. The Falcon, too.


9 posted on 04/06/2010 11:27:23 AM PDT by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: HighlyOpinionated

LOL...


10 posted on 04/06/2010 11:28:15 AM PDT by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: JoeProBono
Hanging effigies?

Isn't that a racist hate crime???

Just sayin'............

11 posted on 04/06/2010 11:29:09 AM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: JoeProBono

what are they constructing, mewonders? hmmm?


12 posted on 04/06/2010 11:31:48 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves)
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To: JoeProBono

Poor vultures—driven to despair by the recession.


13 posted on 04/06/2010 11:31:57 AM PDT by Palladin (Regroup, Resist, Reload, Repeat!)
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To: JoeProBono

Those of us who haven't a politically correct bone in our bodies don't have such issues. This is exactly what BB guns were made for!

14 posted on 04/06/2010 11:32:29 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: mgstarr
Thanks for the reminder!.....
15 posted on 04/06/2010 11:33:39 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Uncanny resemblance isn’t it??


16 posted on 04/06/2010 11:36:20 AM PDT by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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To: JoeProBono
It's a globbal warming tactic. The Condors are limiting their population. Since Abortion isn't an option, (they don't have health insurance), they are making condoms with the rubber they're harvesting.

I will apply for a stimulus grant for my new agency

Agency

Condors

On

Restive

Nests

Hopefully I can use that for a trip to ...Oops.

Well maybe one of Tiger's Chicks would go for (with) me.

17 posted on 04/06/2010 11:37:08 AM PDT by Young Werther ("Quae cum ita sunt" Since these things are so!)
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To: JoeProBono
Probably just think it's salmiak.
18 posted on 04/06/2010 11:41:43 AM PDT by Vroomfondel
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To: JoeProBono

They look kinda cool, but I wouldn’t want them pecking at my tires.... and especially at my body. LOL


19 posted on 04/06/2010 12:05:52 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: JoeProBono

What do they do in New Zealand. They have big parrots down there on the south island that do the same thing.


20 posted on 04/06/2010 12:09:26 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Make your state a freedom state)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

IRS noobs!

http://dailycaller.com/2010/03/22/irs-looking-to-hiring-thousands-of-armed-tax-agents-to-enforce-health-care-laws/

“In order for the government to enforce compliance, tax authorities will need information, for the first time, about people’s health care. Collecting that data will require more IRS personnel.”
“New hires are currently receiving training in removing rubber weatherstripping, metal trim and ornaments from taxpayers’ cars.”


21 posted on 04/06/2010 12:14:04 PM PDT by tumblindice (Meeshell: more chins than a Chinese phone book)
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To: JoeProBono
if they want my tires, they are gonna have to come and get them.

Wait, Wait, Wait.
My bad, I thought this was a story about the IRS. Calling buzzards vultures fooled me. Naa, Calling them buzzards wouldn't have helped. Maybe with a qualifier. Avian vultures. Yep that would do it.

22 posted on 04/06/2010 1:16:38 PM PDT by Tupelo
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To: JoeProBono
Funny I should see this story.

This morning on my way to work, I saw two vultures sitting atop light poles along the freeway.

Eye a juicy radial? Waiting for a breakdown so they can swoop on a wiper blade?

Are there any images of the beasts feasting on plastic?

If so, it should prompt a LOLCAT type pic.

I'm in your park, eating your rubbrz!

23 posted on 04/06/2010 2:41:25 PM PDT by csvset
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To: csvset

24 posted on 04/06/2010 3:04:24 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
Vultures picking rubber from cars

PICKING WHAT????.... oh, parts....rubber parts.....whew!

25 posted on 04/06/2010 3:08:20 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Talk about a hate crime...


26 posted on 04/06/2010 4:58:50 PM PDT by irishtenor (Catholics are heretics... however, that doesn't necessarily mean you are.)
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