Corsicana Animal Control officials, along with representatives with the Texas Parks and Wildlife and United States Department of Agriculture office out of Fort Worth, will be using pyrotechnics to redirect the roosting habits of vultures Tuesday, Feb. 11 through Friday, Feb. 14 around the 1500 block East Collin St.
This process will take place at dusk, at or around the hours of 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11 through Friday, Feb. 14. The time of day selected is best as the birds roost for the evening. The effort may extend into the following week, if needed.
“Please bring your animals inside to keep them safe as the noise will be extremely loud,” stated Kathy Asta, Corsicana Animal Services Director. “Future locations will be announced at a later date, once this location is under control.”
“We appreciate your patience while we work on this problem and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.”
According to a Tuesday press release from the Corsicana Police Department, the pyrotechnics gun used shoots the equivalent of an m-80 fire work into the air. Authorities will also use as whistlers that may sound like bottle rockets.
A public service announcement will be sent out for the 1500 block E. Collin St. and its surrounding area prior to the dates mentioned, as well as notifications to the local media.
Other locations where the vulture population is excessive will be addressed at a later date.