Dept. of Agriculture, Bridgewater residents looks to scare off nuisance vultures

Many vultures have been coming into the Martinsville section of Bridgewater recently.

Many vultures have been coming into the Martinsville section of Bridgewater recently. (3/7/13)

BRIDGEWATER - Bridgewater residents say they have a plan to scare off the packs of vultures that have been taking up residence in local trees and rooftops.

People from the Martinsville section of Bridgewater say that vultures are often spotted in the area, but this year more of the large birds have been making their way into town.

Residents tell News 12 New Jersey that the birds have been leaving their droppings all over houses and cars.

Most people say the vultures have not been aggressive, but some report that they have seen some of the creatures kill a baby deer.

Neighbors are working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services to attempt to get rid of the birds. The service claims the best way to scare off the animals is to hang a vulture carcass.

Nearly everyone from the area is pitching in to cover the $400 permit cost to hang the carcass. Wildlife services are expected to arrive on Monday to begin scaring the vultures.
 

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