Hundreds of vultures swarm North Carolina neighborhood

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A group of North Carolina neighbors say they are on edge because hundreds of vultures have been swarming their neighborhood.

WSOC reports the birds have been scaring children and pets as they travel in packs around the neighborhood, and are so numerous they completely covered one of the homes.

"It makes me feel kind of creepy," resident Ann McEntire told WSOC.

The station reports the birds may be hanging around North Carolina because the mild winter is dissuading them from migrating.

State agricultural agents say the vultures are likely attracted to the neighborhood because it has many dead trees, and getting rid of those could be the first step to get rid of the birds.

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