Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau Chief
4:47 PM EST, November 12, 2012
Police in Bedford are cracking down on a group of troublemakers.
Officers are staring a new effort to get rid of vultures. The large birds are damaging cars and other property.
Starting Monday police will use a noisemaker to drive the buzzards outside the city limits. The device is loud and sounds like a shotgun.
People say they don't mind the noise, if it gets rid of the birds.
"They've got to do something, because they are a nuisance and they're not exactly the cleanest animal or bird," said Kenneth Veach, a Bedford resident who regularly sees flocks of vultures in his neighborhood.
Bedford police have had a federal permit to kill vultures for several years, but that effort has not been successful in driving down the nuisance bird population.
If you live near Dawn Drive, you may hear a loud noise Monday night between 6:30 and 7:30. That's when police will be using the noisemaker to run off the birds.
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