Mac & Mac's Pick: Neighborhood Vultures

By WEEK Reporter

January 3, 2012 Updated Oct 26, 2013 at 2:11 AM CDT

LEE COUNTY, Ga. -- Hundreds of black vultures have taken up residence in one neighborhood.

They're pecking at residents roofs, leaving behind droppings, and simply becoming a nuisance.

The turkey vultures that have slowly moved in over the last several months.

Some of the residents say the vultures creep them out...and they're hesitant to let out small dogs in the back yard.

Georgia's Department of Natural Resources says the birds are federally protected.

Some neighbors have tried shotgun blasts in an effort to scare the birds.

The bird do migrate, leaving neighbors to hope they'll move on sooner rather than later.