In a country ruled by left-wing lawyers, you could hardly expect the authorities to side with citizens against vultures:
When birds of a feather flock together, it’s a major headache for Dave and Judy Harting — but there’s nothing the Florida homeowners can do about the gang of federally protected vultures that have overstayed their welcome.
The Hartings moved into their home last year, and so did nearly 50 vultures, who gather on the roof and deck and in the yard.
Black vultures are not only hideous and unclean but gigantic; they leave behind a gigantic mess. Naturally, federal and state law protects them against taxpayers, preventing the Hartings from taking effective action to reclaim their property.
Not to worry; benevolent Big Government will always hand you a free crutch after it breaks your leg. This time it comes in the form of useful advice from Gretchen Caudil of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, who suggests they scare away the monstrous creatures by making “a lifelike mount of a vulture hanging upside down.”
Buying an actual stuffed vulture for this would no doubt constitute a federal crime, to judge by the preposterous case of an artwork for which the government demands $29.2 million in death taxes but will not allow to be sold because it contains a dead protected bird.
Too bad the Hartings can’t hang some bureaucrats upside down. It wouldn’t be any more likely than the “lifelike mount” to scare away the vultures, but at least it would give them a suitable place to perch.
On a tip from AC.