Date: 4/16/18 1:43 pm
From: Diane Pruden <dianepruden...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Vulture Lynching in Clinton
​I hate to think of how they acquired the lynched vulture. ​Too bad that
DNR did not provide a rubber replica.

Diane Pruden
Milford MI



On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 4:08 PM, Christopher Graham <grahamz...>
wrote:

> Hi, Folks ---
>
> A DNR nuisance animal control permit was issued for this case.
>
> I was assured that someone in the field wildlife staff responded to a
> complaint, did go and look, did determine that the birds were roosting in
> an "inappropriate" place.
>
> I was also assured that the manner they used to repel the birds is a
> method that works with this species.
>
> Even so, I did express Umich Birder's dismay to the top Wildlife
> officials. There is not generally a very positive attitude out there when
> it comes to vultures.
>
> Thank you.
>
> Chris.
>
> On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 9:40 AM, Jacques Mersereau <jacmer...>
> wrote:
>
>> We hard back from the Conservation Officer.
>> Apparently the Village asked for and was granted a permit to do this
>> gruesome 'scarecrow.'
>>
>> Personally, I still do not approve. We have lots of vultures nearby my
>> house in Sharon Township and they are amazing to watch and never have
>> caused any trouble.
>>
>> On Sun, Apr 15, 2018 at 10:38 PM, George Hammond <worldsmith...>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> > On Apr 15, 2018, at 8:03 PM, Jacques Mersereau <jacmer...>
>>> wrote:
>>> >
>>> > After hearing reports about the troubles - harassment - vultures are
>>> going through in Clinton, MI, I am disappointed and horrified to report
>>> that come cretin or cretins have killed and strung up a vulture on the
>>> Community Center on Tecumseh Rd.
>>> >
>>> > We are going to contact the Conservation Officer and have this crime
>>> looked into.
>>>
>>> Hello Jacques and all,
>>>
>>> Before you take up a lot of time, you might want to find out if that’s a
>>> real vulture. One of the methods recommended for driving off roosting
>>> vultures is to hang effigies of dead vultures in the place where they
>>> roost.
>>> https://forestry.ca.uky.edu/vulture_deter
>>>
>>> You can buy “vulture scare decoys” online from several sources, e.g.
>>> https://www.amazon.com/Vulture-Effigy-Deters-Vultures-Buzzar
>>> ds/dp/B075HLYDCG
>>>
>>> There is some evidence that this works.
>>> https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/birdstrike2008/16/
>>>
>>> regards,
>>>
>>> George
>>>
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>>
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>> University of Michigan
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