- Associated Press - Friday, June 26, 2015

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) - In a story June 25 about vultures at the Fremont airport, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Douglas County officials are dealing with the problem. The issue is being addressed by Dodge County officials.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Officials hope to scare vultures away from Fremont airport

Officials hope to use pyrotechnic guns to frighten vultures away from Fremont airport

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) - Dodge County officials say turkey vultures are creating a hazard to planes at the Fremont Municipal Airport.

The Fremont Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1GLQcP6 ) U.S. Department of Agriculture wildlife inspector Scot Rosendahl told the Dodge County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday the vultures have been a problem at the airport for nearly three years.

Rosendahl says the birds are troublesome on the runway and in the air near the airport, where the large birds are potentially threatening to relatively small aircraft.

Rosendahl says he hopes to buy pyrotechnic guns that can frighten the birds with a booming sound, prompting them to leave.

He says the equipment has worked at other airports but acknowledged the turkey vultures can be difficult to scare off.

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