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Sun Oct 20, 2019, 02:16 PM

Property Buzzards

From interviews of two residents of the Ibis Golf and Country Club by Palm Beach Post reporter Tony Doris. Doris interviewed the homeowners, Siobhan Casimano and Cheryl Katz, after Casimano wrote the following in an email to the Post: “Our home along with neighbors’ are continually being ravaged by hundreds of vultures, costing thousands of dollars in damage. People need to know what living in Ibis is really like—please shed light on this story.” These accounts, which were quoted in a Post story in August, have been edited for clarity.

siobhan casimano

We live in New York and bought the house in West Palm Beach as a vacation home. Our house sitter told us the house is overrun by vultures. It’s a widespread problem. I heard a lady is buying bags and bags of dog food and leaving them out for the vultures. They know who it is, but she won’t stop. My husband has a timer on a camera, and hundreds have broken through our screen and have taken up residence and vomit everywhere. The smell is like a thousand rotting corpses. The vultures just vomit everywhere. Defecating and vomiting. It’s just gross. We can’t even go back down to the house.

The wildlife has taken over the community. There’s a lot of other animals, but those are easy on the eyes—they’re not vomiting. I’m not talking about a few vultures, I’m talking about hundreds that are swarming the area. The whole neighborhood is trashed. Those vultures are like the size of dogs. They ripped all the screens out, ripped up all the furniture, vomited on the barbecue and in the pool—everywhere. They just all hang out there and do whatever vultures do. The pool fence was installed for my daughter, but they destroyed that. I had to replace that. They’re picking, clawing, and sitting on everything. They’re very heavy. They’re sitting on top of the pool enclosure and it’s collapsing.

https://harpers.org/archive/2019/11/property-buzzards-ibis-golf-and-country-club-vultures/

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douglas9 Oct 2019 OP
CrispyQ Oct 2019 #1
ret5hd Oct 2019 #3
CrispyQ Oct 2019 #5
Nay Oct 2019 #4
2naSalit Oct 2019 #11
ret5hd Oct 2019 #2
Backseat Driver Oct 2019 #8
SeattleVet Oct 2019 #6
Cracklin Charlie Oct 2019 #7
douglas9 Oct 2019 #9
I_UndergroundPanther Oct 2019 #10
2naSalit Oct 2019 #12

Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 02:32 PM

1. They need to install a good door buzzard. -nt

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 02:32 PM

3. Damn you!

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 02:36 PM

5. It's a classic!

There are door buzzards on the trails where I hike & I laugh a little every time I see one.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 02:35 PM

4. Ah, shit, you beat me to it!!

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 04:39 PM

11. They sure do!

DUzy!

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 02:32 PM

2. Well, at least they aren't door buzzards.

A poster here once had problems with a door buzzard.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 02:54 PM

6. Can they possibly be relocated...

say, about 15 miles directly to the Southeast?

They would probably fit in very well with the rest of the membership at Merde-a-Loco.

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Response to SeattleVet (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 03:13 PM

7. Got dog food?

Shouldn’t take much to lead them there, since they’re accustomed to it.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 03:51 PM

10. That sucks

Reminds me of how the republcians treat our government,our society and the world,like big fat vultures puking and shitting on everything,clawing apart things like social security,and the new deal,sitting like vultures feeding off the vulnerable people of this nation squatting in the White house,Congress and Senate the republicans vomit out talking points and shit on the Constitution and the law and human rights.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Reply #10)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 04:41 PM

12. That's what was going through my mind

as I read that!

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