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Fla. city installs $11K vulture deterrent

Fla. city installs $11K vulture deterrent
A long-winged turkey vulture is seen at the "Birds of Prey" program taking place at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo in New York in an undated photo. UPI/Julie Larsen Maher/WCS. | License Photo

DELAND, Fla., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Officials in DeLand, Fla., said they spent $11,000 of municipal funds on an electric shock system to keep vultures off the roof of City Hall.

The city installed the non-lethal "bird shock flex-track system" after a flock of about 60 vultures caused $1,000 worth of damage to the $150,000 roof of DeLand City Hall, the Daytona Beach News Journal reported Thursday.

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City Manager Michael Pleus said it was important to keep the vultures from further damaging the roof because they could cause leaks. He said officials decided on the electric shock system after hearing of how it has been successfully used elsewhere in the state.

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