Vultures cause big headache for Va. city
A Virginia town is seeking the federal government's help in its war against 500 vultures who have taken up residence in city neighborhoods, reports the News Leader.
Officials in Staunton say officials from the United States Department of Agriculture have been authorized to shoot or capture and kill up to 200 of the federally protected birds. Efforts to scare the birds away using pyrotechnics have proved futile. Officials say the killings will stop once the birds leave the area.
There haven't been reports of property damage, but city residents have voiced health and safety worries, said Thomas Sliwoski, Staunton's public works director.
Read more about Staunton and its vulture problem in the News Leader.
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