Dealing with vulture vandals in the Everglades

If you travel to the Everglade National Park in Florida, beware of vandals ready to rip door seals and windshield wipers off your car when you’re not looking. What kind of vandals would do such a thing? How about flying vultures, which the Miami Herald reports are annoyingly attracted to rubber and vinyl car parts. Experts aren’t sure why vultures like the material – some say it might be rubber’s aroma of fish oil while others think it might just be bored adolescent birds looking for something to do. Either way, authorities are trying everything from covering cars with tarps to hanging dead vultures upside down as “scarebirds,” hoping that something will stop these flying vandals from menacing the area’s tourists and visitors.

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About the Author: Craig Rucker

Craig Rucker is the executive director and co-founder of CFACT.