- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 21, 2015

GUILDERLAND, N.Y. (AP) - Police in suburban Albany are using noisemakers and Canada geese decoys to scare away vultures lurking in a neighborhood where a resident has been feeding them.

Neighbors have been complaining for years about the carrion-eating birds skulking on branches and rooftops. The Albany Times-Union (http://bit.ly/1sWFgL7 ) reports that more than 30 black vultures were hanging around the Guilderland neighborhood last month. Neighbors say the birds’ smelly droppings are all over their yards.

Police Chief Carol Lawlor says Patricia House, who was feeding the vultures cat food, is cooperating with the police department.

On Tuesday, the newspaper reports that three vultures sat on a roof, two sat on the railing of House’s porch and two stood in the yard a few feet from the goose decoys.

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