Thursday, November 15, 2007

Supplemental Post - WTF?!?!?!?!

OK, now I'm wondering why I don't write MORE letters to the editor. Here's another local article that has me scratching my head in bewilderment.

Chesterfield to try vulture harassment; extermination still an option
From NBC12 News

At last night’s Chesterfield Board of Supervisors meeting, residents and officials discussed what could be done about the destructive vultures at the Dutch Gap conservation area.

The Board of Supervisors said whatever option they choose to handle the birds, it's going to be costly. The vultures have been hanging around Dutch Gap for years, eating the rubber off the outside of vehicles.

Chesterfield - along with the USDA - wants to use intense harassment to drive the vultures away for good. This alternative to killing the birds would cost about $5,000, but officials say killing the vultures would still be the last resort.

"We would like to find a way to not have to kill the birds,” said Mike Golden of Chesterfield Parks and Recreation. “We have the Dutch Gap conservation area - 800 acres. The county has invested working with wildlife all that we can.”

Chesterfield County and the USDA plans to start the intense harassment at the end of the month. The USDA says that even if that method works, the county would have to continue the harassment to keep the birds away for good.

OK, well, at least I now know where the county wil be using all the money it's saving on the recycling ban. Is it just me or has someone changed the definition "conservation area"? Apparently, they are trying to conserve vehicles. OMG WTF?!?!?!?!!?

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