ANGRY BIRDS: Vultures Preying On West Boca

Angry birds Boca

A vulture seen on the roof of a West Boca Raton home.

BOCA RATON, FL ( — We are unaware of injuries to humans so far, but aggressive, scary vultures are the talk of the town west of 441 between Clint Moore and Palmetto Park Road.

Hoards of large vultures have been moving en masse, launching aerial assaults on unsuspecting small animals who have no place to hide. The angry birds are also hovering over and taunting people out for a jog or walk. They are congregating for hours at a time on area roofs.

Experts say nothing has changed with the migratory pattern of the vultures, but things are so bad in Everglades National Park that the park service is issuing tarps to motorists driving through — the vultures are reportedly attacking windshield wipers and the rubber that lines car windshields.



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  3 comments for “ANGRY BIRDS: Vultures Preying On West Boca

  1. Paul Galant
    January 5, 2013 1:16 pm at 1:16 PM

    They’re here EVERY YRAR for their annual vacation, so leave ’em alone and eventually they’ll go home …. just because they’re not snow birds isn’t a reason to be scared of them.

    Protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty of 1918, in the USA it is illegal to take, kill, or possess Turkey Vultures, and violation of the law is punishable by a fine of up to $15,000 and imprisonment of up to six months.

  2. Jeff
    January 6, 2013 5:41 pm at 5:41 PM

    This is hilarious, because it’s true. I see them all the time on my drive home.

  3. John
    January 9, 2013 8:17 am at 8:17 AM

    There is ZERO threat to living people. These buzzards are extremely timid around people and are easily scared off. Even when they find a dead animal, they approach it very carefuly and quickly get spooked if there is so much as a gust of wind that makes the animal’s fur move. They really are ugly, though, and I would not want to be exposed to the bacterial stew that they surely harbor.

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