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Vultures invade south Lee County

A turkey vulture is silhouetted against the moon while flying over southern Lee County Tuesday afternoon. Residents in a Lee County neighborhood say hundreds of the birds have taken over the area, causing damage and creating a mess.

A turkey vulture is silhouetted against the moon while flying over southern Lee County Tuesday afternoon. Residents in a Lee County neighborhood say hundreds of the birds have taken over the area, causing damage and creating a mess.

LEESBURG, Ga. — Residents say hundreds of black turkey vultures have invaded their south Georgia neighborhood.

They say the birds have taken over the trees behind their homes, their rooftops, fences and back yards along Pelham Drive in Lee County.

Residents say they’ve damaged some roofs and leave their droppings on everyone’s vehicles.

Chan Sellers told reporters that the birds arrive each morning around 8:30 a.m. or 9 a.m., leave to hunt, then return in the afternoon. He estimates there are 500 to 600 of them.

So many of the birds gather in the sky that Ryan Williams says he’s afraid to let his 6-week-old puppy outside for fear the dog will be scooped up by a vulture.

Comments

herewegoagain 2 years, 8 months ago

They are waiting for Albany to finish dying.

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TamewRod 2 years, 8 months ago

Cute. But they're in Lee County, not Dougherty.

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herewegoagain 2 years, 8 months ago

Got to sleep somewhere... don't want the crumbs in their bed.

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Shinedownfan 2 years, 8 months ago

Just when I thought this story was yuk... you made it soooo funny! thanks, herewegoagain! I needed a laugh today!

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TrixibelleBento 2 years, 8 months ago

I'm thrilled they're not in my neighborhood this year. I've had them for several years circling over my neighborhood and now it seems that they've moved on. I feel for the residents, because they are a PITA.

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Nonsporting 2 years, 8 months ago

Pretty sure they only eat carrion or, possibly, sick or injured animals. Hawks, however . . .

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