Buzzards are besieging a NC town. From cannons to horns -- nothing scares them off
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BUNN, N.C. — At the height of the invasion, Ally Leggett counted 58 buzzards in her yard, on the roof, along the fence, atop the garage — everywhere. Every morning, 2-foot black birds would perch on her chimney and peck at the bricks, gradually pulling them down. They scattered droppings like liquid business cards. “(Last weekend), they were up there swarming,” she said, gesturing to the roof. “It makes my dogs insane.” For at least a year, buzzards have chosen Bunn as scavenger central, defying the Franklin County town’s persistent and varied tries at chasing them off. Last Wednesday morning,...