- Between the smell and the animals, these neighbors have had it.
In Florida, you never know what you will see. Heck, half the odd news on this site is about people from Florida.
A couple from New York found that their Florida house was taken over by black vultures. Not only were the birds everywhere, they were vomiting and defecating everywhere.
The Casimano family cannot even visit the $700K home they own in the Ibis Golf and Country Club. It’s so bad, they described the smell as similar to “a thousand rotting corpses.”
The screen enclosure over the pool has been destroyed, and the vultures have even taken over the pool and barbecue. They even have to park in the garage, or the birds will try to peck at them with their beaks.
Cheryl Katz, a neighbor, says that she has it gotten worse because she lives next to a person that feeds the vultures and other wildlife. Earlier this summer, in May, the vultures tore through her enclosure and couldn’t get out.
“Imagine 20 vultures trapped, biting each other — and they can bite through bones,” she said. “They would bang against my windows running away from a bird that was attacking them. Blood was everywhere. It was a vile, vicious, traumatic event. And it was Memorial Day, so no company I called would come out to help me.”
Three policemen were able to remove the screen and push away the vultures. She as chronic lymphatic leukemia that leaves her susceptible to infections.
The owners blame Katz’s neighbor who has been excessively feeding the wildlife. Katz has seen them giving bags of dog food and even roasted chicken to the animal and birds.
The association president, Gordon Holness, said they’ve warned the lady several times, but because the vultures are migratory birds, they are protected by Federal law. Both Holness and Katz have contacted the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission about the issue.
Others have said to use fireworks or balloons, but these birds are resilient and they are not easily shooed away, or for long. Katz has also tried fake owls that have moving heads and blinking lights.
“The vultures chewed the owls apart,” she said. “They ripped the heads off.” Savage.