A small city in North Carolina has taken an uncommon method to eliminate a plague of vultures — a sound cannon.
Bunn, a city positioned 35 miles exterior Raleigh, mentioned in an announcement that an automatic propane tank will likely be briefly put in on the roof of Bunn Excessive College from Dec. 22 to Jan. 3 to fight the vulture drawback.
“This cannon will produce 130 decibels of sound, like a gun shot, at specified time and intervals,” the city mentioned in an announcement.
“They are going to be programming the cannon to fireplace within the morning, afternoon and night when vultures are prone to be roosting.”
The Raleigh Information and Observer reported black and turkey vultures are frequent in North Carolina, and that the birds are protected by the Federal Migratory Chicken Treaty Act.
Though vultures play an essential function within the ecosystem, they’ll additionally trigger issues that embody agricultural and property harm in addition to well being and security issues, based on the U.S. Division of Agriculture.