LONGMONT, Colo. – Since Jodi Halsey moved into her Longmont home three years ago, looking out for birds has become somewhat of a hobby.
“This is what our lives are like now we have to make sure, 'Oh, here they come, let’s get ready to scare them off.'”
It’s the turkey vulture that’s been on Halsey’s mind. A bird she said has caused horrific living conditions at times.
“The fecal matter and the regurgitation process is horrific,” Halsey said.
Almost every day, and like clockwork, she said she will wait for the vultures to so she can scare them.
The city’s public works department has a proposal it is working on with U.S. Department of Agriculture to increase education and scare the birds away from certain areas. So far, they’ve hung up fake dead birds on trees outside of the Halseys' home.
“But that’s only temporary," Halsey said, "because they either come back right away, or they’ll come back the next day.”
For now, the Halseys will have to wait and continue using their scaring techniques until the city makes a decision.