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'This is the worst year': Black vultures harass Pa. homes


December 4, 2020

MARIETTA, Pa. (AP) — Flocks of black vultures are roosting on roofs and in trees in one Pennsylvania town, causing damage to homes and property and generally harassing residents.

The birds, which can have wingspans up to 5 feet (1.5 meters), are protected under federal laws, LNP reported on Thursday.

Especially in the fall and winter, they roost together and prefer warm areas like dark roofs. The birds peck at the rubber on the roofs and target plastic things like porch furniture and garbage cans for destruction, the newspaper reported.

A homeowner in Marietta, which is located on the Su...

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