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Black turkey vultures invade Ga. neighborhood

(Source: WALB) (Source: WALB)
(Source: WALB) (Source: WALB)

LEESBURG, GA (AP) - Residents say hundreds of black turkey vultures have invaded their south Georgia neighborhood.

They say the birds have taken over the trees behind their homes, their rooftops, fences and back yards along Pelham Drive in Lee County.

Residents say they've damaged some roofs and leave their droppings on everyone's vehicles.

Chan Sellers tells WALB-TV the birds arrive each morning around 8:30 a.m. or 9 a.m., leave to hunt, then return in the afternoon. He estimates there are 500 to 600 of them.

So many of the birds gather in the sky that Ryan Williams says he's afraid to let his 6-week-old puppy outside for fear the dog will be scooped up by a vulture.

Lee County, just north of Albany, is about 150 miles south of Atlanta.

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