Earlier this year, Leesburg found itself with a vagrant problem, sort of. In January, approximately 200 vultures were found roosting in the town, prompting a removal project that appears to have been a success.
The Leesburg Police Department had received so many complaints about the birds – including destruction; property damage, such as picking away at rooftops and rubber seals; and defecating on buildings, yards and vehicles that the United States Department of Agriculture was called in to assist with the problem.
For one week, Leesburg employed measures such as pyrotechnics in an effort to drive the birds elsewhere.
The problem appears to be resolved, according to Lt. Jeff Dube of the Leesburg Police Department.
“We’ve had a few complaints, and we will keep an eye on it, in certain areas in northwest Leesburg, but at this time there is no need to do any further eradication,” Dube said.