Trump border patrol radio tower taken over by hundreds of vultures
Federal officials are working to address a committee of vultures that has taken over a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) radio tower in Texas, creating what officials say is a safety hazard.
The agency released a request for information (RFI) this week seeking possible solutions to the approximately 300 vultures roosting on the CBP radio towers at Kingsville, Texas. One solution includes netting to deter the birds.
“A population of vultures have built up and are roosting and nesting on the tower structure on the railings, catwalks, supports, and on rails and conduit throughout. Droppings mixed with urine are on all of these surfaces and throughout the interior of the tower where workers are in contact with it, as well as on areas below,” the RFI reads.
“Since the presence of birds attract more birds this rural tower will be a frequent and constant target for vultures.”
A CBP official told CNN the birds living on the structure is “generally creating a safety hazard.”