Talk:Black vulture population targeted for reduction at Virginia boat launch

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I find it kind of strange that they were able to get permission to do this as they are prottected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. Doesn't that kind of make the treaty useless? Bawolff ☺☻ 04:07, 19 December 2005 (UTC)Reply

I meant to check that treaty, but the date made me forget. I think shotguns are best for a bird that size, a vulture for Xmas anybody? Gads, hey, catfish is good eating. -Edbrown05 04:21, 19 December 2005 (UTC)Reply

This is very stupid! Vultures are cool and they are protected! Makes me angry! >:( I don't get what they did in the first place! *sighs*.... -- 03:21, 7 May 2006 (UTC)Reply

What's the root cause?


How come they thrive so well? According to the wikipedia page this article points to, "They mainly eat carrion, but also eggs and decomposing plant material. They may scavenge at garbage dumps and sometimes kill young animals." So, immediately i suspect that they are feeding on material discarded by humans (foods, or refuse from a nearby food processing industry) Jerome Potts 01:20, 20 December 2005 (UTC)Reply

Those questions nag at me too, and I am afraid there is no apparent answer that I became aware of. I hoped not to create an impression that the parking lot is or was trashy, because it is not. The boat launch is in a location that is fairly remote, and is also located next to a 810-acre conservation area. If I were to venture a very unprofessional speculation, road kill is up from heavier vehicular traffic, and the area hosts plenty of fields and livestock. -Edbrown05 02:23, 21 December 2005 (UTC)Reply
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