NewsLocal News


Vultures overload the U.S. Customs and Border Protection communications tower

Posted at 10:50 PM, Jan 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-15 10:44:20-05

KINGSVILLE, Texas — Homeowners in Kingsville say they're frustrated with the mess vultures are leaving behind.

They also say it's also raising safety concerns.

The unwanted visitors lurk and gather at a nearby communications tower.

This issue is something that has been happening for quite some time, and nearby homeowners say the mess is destroying more than just their property.

A spokesperson with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, said the birds have been roosting at their tower for more than six years.

This also leaves a huge mess that's hard to clean. Workers with customs and border protection also say these birds defecate and vomit on to buildings and equipment.

The vultures make their presence known at night.

People living in the area who did not want to be on camera said these vultures are there every night.

Some added that the birds are bringing the value of their homes down because they leave their droppings on their yards, plants, other buildings and more.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection are working with multiple agencies to steer the vultures away. Workers say they do not want to hurt or kill these birds.