Vultures Are Circling Georgetown

By: Sherelle Roberts Email
By: Sherelle Roberts Email

Some people who live in a Scott County neighborhood say they're under siege. Dozens of turkey vultures are roosting in the Indian Acres neighborhood and other places around Georgetown. "It kinda scares me, cause some of them are so big",says Debra Newsome-Crum. But others like Anna Wiley feels differently, "they're just beautiful to watch", says Wiley.
In some cases some trees are being weighed down by thirty or more birds. Some consider that an invasion--and say, the swooping scavengers leave behind lots of waste and are intimidating.
To combat the pests Georgetown Police are getting involved securing permits to shoot some of the animals down, where they're causing real problems.
Why that seems that's what many would want, 27 Newsfirst is being told otherwise. "They just don't bother anybody. i don't know why anyone would want to shoot them", says Wiley. Others like Sherman Allen go as far as to say despite his annoyance he wants folks to remember something about the vultures, "they're scavengers, they keep the earth clean, don't you know that?"


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  • by steve on Mar 30, 2008 at 07:31 PM
    They do this in the spring they will pan out in a few days they do this every spring they come back to the same place year after year i would not worry about it.
  • by Lawyer Location: Lexington on Mar 30, 2008 at 01:42 PM
    Will someone get these birds off of me before I sue?!?!?!?! :)
  • by green on Mar 30, 2008 at 05:31 AM
    The vultures are there for a reason. If you don't like them clean up the stuff they like to eat and they'll go away.
  • by ladybug Location: ky on Mar 29, 2008 at 12:47 PM
    that was funny ..clinton.. thanks i needed a laugh. well i for one thank their cute. they are only trying to live just like everyone and everything else. thats whats wrong with the world today if you cant stand it or it bothers you. just kill it. we could take lessen from these birds.all creatures big and small are the same as the was years ago.and still take care of each other we on the other hand are killing off our own. even our own children.that we are suppose tp protect and keep from harm we are killing them. ARe WE SURE THAT THE BIRDS ARE THE PROBLEM???
  • by Betsy Location: Georgetown on Mar 29, 2008 at 10:14 AM
    Has it occured to the city of Georgetown that there might be a reason all of these birds are congregating in this area? It seems that the first thing would be to question why they are congregating in an established neighborhood, and not the newer subdivisions where their habitat might have been destroyed. Something has to be attracting them to these neighborhoods.
  • by Evelyn Location: Lexington on Mar 29, 2008 at 06:10 AM
    I live in a older Lexington suburb (Gardenside) a couple of weeks ago, we had a red tail hawk. Beautiful, but big. I had about 10 Guania(sp) Pigs that stay outside the year around. I now have 5 Pigs. It was sad to watch the Hawk swoop down and kill my pigs, but I was told they were here first and I had fresh food for them. I didn't like it, but I now understand that is the law of the land. Bigger dog eats less fortune it dog. Lesson in life: I'm not sure, but it seems the big dog always wins.
  • by sandra Location: leslie co. on Mar 28, 2008 at 11:35 PM
    My comment is this, why would you want to shoot something that has just as much right to be there as you do? If they are causing problems capture and release works just as well as killing it!
  • by WAYNE HUDSON Location: MOREHEAD on Mar 28, 2008 at 09:05 PM
    I USED TO LIVE IN THAT SUBDIVISION, IT'S MAY BE A GOOD IDEA FOR SUCH, IF THEY AREN'T HURTING YOU, WHY HURT THEM! THAT'S ANIMAL CRUELTY, AT LEAST THEY CLEAN UP ALOT OF THE TRASH, UNLIKE CATS AND DOGS KNOCKING OVER TRASH CAN "LET'S SHOOT THEM!"
  • by Rick Location: Georgetown on Mar 28, 2008 at 05:32 PM
    Bottle rockets problem solved
  • by David Location: Georgetown on Mar 28, 2008 at 03:55 PM
    If 6-8 vultures could group together, pick up our mayor, and take her away, then I say leave them alone.
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