Pissy Vultures Join The Resistance And Fowl Things Up At Border Radio Tower In Texas

Article Link: https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/vultures-border-texas-radio-tower-cbp_n_5e196963c5b6640ec3d49ab9?ri18n=true

Discussion posted by: Johnf44

A robust wake of extremely messy vultures is getting the drop(pings) on a U.S. Customs and Border Protection radio tower in Texas. Excrement from the 300 birds is so overwhelming that it’s interfering with the communication system, reports Quartz. The entire structure in Kingsville has been coated with “droppings mixed with urine,” according to a request for information the agency issued to vendors this week to determine the “available options” for a “Vulture Deterrence Netting System.” The vultures will “often defecate and vomit from their roost onto buildings below that house employees and equipment,” a CBP representative told Quartz. “There are anecdotes about birds dropping prey from a height of 300 feet, creating a terrifying and dangerous situation for those concerned.”