Turkey vultures flock to North Carolina town, await Hitchcock remake2/17/2013
Even if you haven't seen Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds," you probably know what it's about. So when a bunch of them uncharacteristically roost in one area, there's reason to get nervous, even if it's based in movie fiction. But the residents of Shelby, N.C., aren't just creeped out by the turkey vultures that have been encamped along Peach Street since fall. They're disgusted, too. The big birds won't make off with a pet as their next meal, but they leave their last one all over the lawn. And people have been warned not to scare them off because, well, they'll puke. "It's their defense mechanism," explained Kristen Duren, an intern in the county extension office. "They think you will eat that instead of them." Hey, that's what a vulture would do. [Source]
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