Recent reports in the Palm Beach Post and on WPBF 25 News (see video below) chronicled the devastating damage that is being caused to homes in the Ibis Golf and Country Club community in West Palm Beach by hundreds of black vultures. The large birds are being attracted by a homeowner who is feeding the wildlife with massive amounts of food.
The vultures fly in for their regular feedings and then stay to roost on and around the surrounding houses. Hundreds of the birds have torn apart screened enclosures and made themselves at home in neighboring pools and patios, and they have even dented residents’ vehicles with their beaks.
“The vultures just vomit everywhere,” says a homeowner in the newspaper’s article. “Defecating and vomiting. It’s just gross.”
Another homeowner who lives next door to the lady who feeds the birds says that after the vultures tore into her pool enclosure, they became trapped and began attacking each other. “Imagine 20 large vultures trapped, biting each other — and they can bite through bones,” she said. “They would bang against my windows running away from a bird that was attacking them. Blood was everywhere. It was a vile, vicious, traumatic event.”