So to try to put this in perspective - the hanging vulture is more or less directly behind our home - the end unit of Napper's building. And to be honest until it was pointed out to us, we never saw it - but then we don't spend alot of time on our deck either. I'm not crazy about having it out there but if its keeping the vultures away then that's more important to me - especially since a couple of the vultures digging in the trash have walked towards me while walking to my car in the early mornings. Add to that the bird droppings that were all over my vehicles and the sound of them walking on the roof - yep I'm glad they're gone! If we have to do this again, please, neighbors, let us know - we'd like to help with any cost involved!