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mobeewan

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Posted: 05/19/19 03:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've heard of them ripping the rubber strips off of windshield wipers too.

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Birds will imitate behaviors from other birds in their flock. It doesn't take long for the flock to learn a new behavior. Ravens and blackbirds seem to be very fast learners but vultures also have a strong sense of "community unity" and are opportunists to a great degree.
On the farm, we had to remove a flock of domestic geese as they wouldn't stop trimming the wires off the trucks and cars. They were a pain, within a few weeks all the vehicles needed new rear brake light or license plate wiring.


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We visited the Everglades last month. No problems with the vultures camping at the Flamingo campground, but they are still a problem at the Royal Palm vistor's center. Below is a picture of the vultures doing their thing. Note the tarp on one car. The NPS still provides tarps and bungees for visitor use there.

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Jekyll Island Campground has signs warning about Woodpeckers and side view mirrors. They recommend covering all mirrors.

That's crazy about the vultures. Are those folks carrying animal carcasses in their car/trucks/RVs?

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Posted: 05/19/19 08:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Those look like black headed vultures. Turkey Vultures have red heads. Black headed vultures have been known to attack and kill young livestock while Turkey Vultures will kill nothing. I have a pair of Turkey Vultures nesting in an old chicken house on my property and have studied up on them. Very interesting birds. They are protected by law so you can't really do anything to disturb them. I kind of like them.....


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older_fossil wrote:

We visited the Everglades last month. No problems with the vultures camping at the Flamingo campground, but they are still a problem at the Royal Palm vistor's center. Below is a picture of the vultures doing their thing. Note the tarp on one car. The NPS still provides tarps and bungees for visitor use there.

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I'm sure those are the very ones that got after my stuff. I don't travel with a ladder, so until I was able to borrow one to check things over, I was nervous that they had compromised my roof. Fortunately, there was no evident damage.

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Saw those vultures when we camped in the everglades but they did not hurt the MH. I camp several times a year on the beach and seagulls drop mussels on the roof to crack them open then they **** all over it and make a mess.

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So help me here, what is the reason they are doing this? I know, they aren't saying. Do they think it is a food source? Does it digest? Is it deadly? Does it bounce when they poop? [emoticon] [emoticon] [emoticon]

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BANG!

_____kin birds!


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Posted: 05/20/19 11:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Shooting them is a federal and state offense as they are protected species.


However air and propane cannons are used at airports and dumps to drive birds away.

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