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Turkey Vultures

Discussion in 'Nature/Habitat/Garden Corner' started by hewitt99, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. hewitt99

    hewitt99 New Member

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    How gross are these things? Not only do they lurk around the neighborhood and eat trash, they have actually woken us up in the morning on our roof!
     
  2. luftinarr

    luftinarr Member

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    they are pretty nasty.
     
  3. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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    Same here! They love to sun themselves on the rows of townhomes behind Hillside early in the morning. I have also noticed that they are messing with the gutters, and believe it or not, drop 'hairballs' here and there that blow off the roof and onto our deck. YECH! :scaredeyes:
     
  4. PDILLM

    PDILLM Active Member

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    I'm guessing you don't lay out on the deck much!! :rolleyes3: I would hate for them to mistake sleeping for dead!

     
  5. Chsalas

    Chsalas Member

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    sounds like you might want to take up skeet shooting.
     
  6. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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    I've been tempted! Not sure there's much of anything we can do...
     
  7. SarasMom

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    Yes, the hacked up hairballs are GROSS. Yesterday there were EIGHT of those nasty birds across the street. They give me the creeps.
     
  8. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    I think they're kind of cool.
     
  9. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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    That's great Cliff; you can come over to our street and pickup all the trash they pick apart (yes, I know, people should be using trashbins, different conversation...). You can climb up on our roofs and clean all the poop they leave behind. You can come over at 5am and tell them to be be quiet and not run around on the roof because folks are trying to sleep. You can come over and pickup the slimy hairballs they drop all over the place.

    Sure, they're cool when you don't have to deal with the issues...
     
  10. Ozgood

    Ozgood Not a space alien

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    They are part of nature. As scavengers, they eat stuff that we really don't want hanging around.

    Concerning the trash issue, don't blame the animal, blame the human. The Vultures are only doing what nature intended them to do.
     
  11. tigger

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    Anyone know if we can put up those spiky things on the roof, to prevent the birds from landing there. We have the vaulted ceilings, so we hear every move they make and it drives me nuts.
     
  12. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    they wake us up some mornings too- we didn't know WHAT all the ruckus on the roof was! they creep me out but they belong in nature... that's what i get for living nears trees. just don't make eye contact...
     
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    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    It's quite a spectacle when you see 5 or 6 on a roof with their wings open and warming in the sun. They look like gargoyles.
     
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    mamatothree New Member

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    They stop by my kitchen window just to say Hi!
     

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    Holy crap! That's pretty scary looking! What on earth possesses them to perch there on your deck?
     
  16. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    shudder.... :scaredhide:

    THAT is a bold bird. I'd become agoraphobic if i saw that thing in my outdoor living space. ugh.
     
  17. shim

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    Tastes like Chicken.
     
  18. mamatothree

    mamatothree New Member

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    Ahh, I don't know he's kinda cute in an "only a mother could love that face" kind of way...What was really funny was one of my cats was chittering at him like he was prey! Reminded me of Foghorn Leghorn and the Chicken Hawk..."I say, I say, son..."
     
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    afgm Ashburn Farm Resident

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    I am with Cliff. They are amazing birds. I think what people have a hard time with is their diet, but as a creature they are fascinating.
     
  20. Ozgood

    Ozgood Not a space alien

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    What a great picture!
     

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