Wed., January 4, 2012 11:02am (EST)

Vultures Take Over Neighborhood
By Associated Press
Updated: 3 years ago

LEESBURG  —  
Residents say they've damaged some roofs and leave their droppings on everyone's vehicles.  (photo courtesy of Dave Hoefler)
Residents say they've damaged some roofs and leave their droppings on everyone's vehicles. (photo courtesy of Dave Hoefler)
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 says 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.