Ewwwwwwwwwwwww! Coming to a neighbor near you soon
Oh gross me out! 200 vultures have taken up residence in a Leesburg neighborhood. Nothing could be uglier or nastier than a vulture. I am assuming these are what we call “buzzrds.”
Washingtonpost.com: (Tom Jackman)
Monday was Day One of the effort by Leesburg, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to remove the committee of vultures who have made the Mayfair neighborhood near Edwards Ferry Road their winter home. As always on this job, it was fun and educational — a group of vultures is known as a committee, you know — and from the outset, it seemed to work. Except that the promised, much anticipated “pyrotechnics and lasers” weren’t really needed much.
To recap, the 200 or so vultures need to go because their excrement is extremely acidic and they can destroy both trees and important stuff on houses and cars. They are a protected species, so you can’t shoot them.
What amazes me is that buzzards are a protected species. Why? How stupid is that? Who do we write to about this? The vulture is no more endangered than kittens.
The first trick to remove the vultures was to hang an effigy–not a toy vulture but a real dead vulture, upside down from a rope in “their” tree. Apparently vultures do not like effigies, considering their personal eating habits.
Be sure to read the rest of Tom Jackman’ article to see the outcome. Meanwhile, why are we protecting vultures? They are nasty and ugly. They serve on purpose. They clean up road kill. They are too lazy to kill their own food. Ewwwwwwww!
Keep your fingers crossed that the “committee” doesn’t decide to reside in the fun place to live, work and play.