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Re: Vultures



They don't work.  We have buzzards on our towers at work.  They have also
perched on our fiber buildings.  The white "stuff" (AKA crap) will probably
smell like ammonia and can be harmful to humans if ingested or breathed.  Be
sure to wash your hands thoroughly after messing around the stuff and avoid
putting your hands around your mouth or in your face.  Avoid all mucous
membranes.

Joel B. Black, K2SAT
k2sat@amsat.org
www.mindspring.com/~jbblack

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mahlon Haunschild" <mahlonhaunschild@home.com>
To: "Bierney, Timothy K(Z99510)" <TBIERNEY@apsc.com>
Cc: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Monday, February 05, 2001 11:41 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Vultures


> Perch a plastic owl on some part of the tower structure, near the
> antennas, like a crossarm.  That might scare 'em away.
>
> Such owls are available from marine supply stores, such as West Marine,
> Defender, etc.  They are used by sailors to keep seagulls (and their
> attendant detritus...eeewwww!!) off of boats.
>
> I have no experience with actually doing this, but it's worth a shot.
>
> regards,
>
> Mahlon - K4OQ
>
> "Bierney, Timothy K(Z99510)" wrote:
> >
> > I have a 3 element HF beam above my  sat. antennas.
> > Up to 20 Black Vultures have found the HF beam to be a great platform to
> > view the terrain.
> > I have 2 problems. These vultures weigh up to 3 pounds each and they are
> > bending the elements. Also they are covering my sat antennas with a
white
> > material.
> > Does anyone have any previously used solution to bird perching?
> > And does anyone know if the white material is bad for aluminum?
> > I found a manufacturer of plastic spike strip to deter the birds.
> > Anyone have experience with it.
> > Tnx Kevin N6CWF Phoenix Az
> >
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