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Vinton ponders its vulture problem

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Posted: Sunday, December 22, 2013 6:29 pm

They materialized almost overnight, dozens of them, swooping in wraithlike and ready to roost.

Vinton Town Manager Chris Lawrence had seen it before — beady-eyed buzzards loitering in his neighborhoods, an annual migratory menace. It wouldn’t be so bad if their acidic droppings didn’t remove paint from cars, or if they abstained from pecking at roofs. But they do, close to 100 of them.

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