Vultures or No Vultures... That is the Question
Are those big ass turkey vultures all over or is this a S. Florida thing? We get these big black vultures that are just scary looking as they hop around the carcass of which they are feeding. Let me tell you… there is nothing quite like coming home and finding 30-50 big black turkey vultures in your front yard as a possum, armadillo, or raccoon went feet up in your front yard over night. Your yard looks like something out of Halloween. Nothing quite screams “SOMETHING IS DEAD IN MY YARD” like a flock of vultures covering every square inch of grass, hanging out in your trees and leering from your roof.
Then you’re stuck. Do you shoe them all off, grab a shovel and scoop up the half eaten dead smelly bug and fly infested carcass only to then wonder where in the hell you’re going to put it? You sure as heck can’t throw it in the neighbor’s yard…although there are a few neighbors I’ve been tempted to do that to. And you can’t put it in your garbage can. Blech. Think 90 degrees, black garbage can with 3 days before garbage pick up. No.thank.you. Not only could I NOT do that to my garbage man, but I can’t frickin’ do that to ME! Ack. The permanent smell of decomposition…
OR do you just let the vultures do their job and deal with 2 days of your front lawn being covered in row upon row of big black hopping ugly nasty birds as well as 20 in your trees and another 20 lining the roof of your home?
I let the vultures do their thing. It’s a nature thing. Plus… I’m not sure where I’d put that nasty carcass… and there is of course… a vomit factor. I might puke having to shovel up a half eaten, rotten, swollen dead mammal body. Best let the vultures do their thing and let my house look like Halloween.