Migrating vultures destroying cars in Florida

December 30, 2012 7:26:07 PM PST
Visitors to Florida's Everglades National Park are dealing with a real-life case of angry birds.

Migrating vultures are attacking cars -- stripping the rubber and vinyl off windshield wipers, sun roofs and even tires.

Park officials aren't sure why the vultures are picking on cars, only that these angry birds seem very determined.

"The patron is away from the vehicle, they get down on the vehicle very, very quickly," Zoo Miami zoologist Ron Magill said. "These birds, it only takes a few minutes to do that kind of damage."

To combat the vultures and protect vehicles, park officials are now distributing tarps and bungee cords so visitors can cover their cars.

The Everglades has also put up warning signs in parking lots to alert people of the dangers of the migrating birds.


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