'Fowl' problem in Monmouth County

Tinton Falls residents are crying foul over a seagull invasion in the southern part of the town. The birds are roosting on townhouses in the Fox Chase development. Borough officials say a falcon program

News 12 Staff

Dec 14, 2011, 2:36 AM

Updated 4,549 days ago

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'Fowl' problem in Monmouth County
Tinton Falls residents are crying foul over a seagull invasion in the southern part of the town.
The birds are roosting on townhouses in the Fox Chase development. Borough officials say a falcon program at the nearby landfill caused the birds to move into residential areas about a month ago.
Droppings from the seagulls can be seen throughout the neighborhood, leading some parents to keep their children indoors to avoid a potential health hazard.
The Monmouth County Reclamation Center has since stopped the falcon program, but the seagulls continue to pose a problem. The Monmouth County freeholders who oversee the landfill say they are consulting with their bird expert to try and find a solution. They say they take these complaints seriously and want to correct the problem.


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