Charles Mill Lake Park features black vultures in effigy to deter birds

MIFFLIN — At least two black vulture images hang on Charles Mill Lake, but nothing sinister or macabre is happening in the park.

Below is a sign that reads: “A vulture likeness/artificial likeness has been placed at this location. Please do not remove or disturb the device.

“It’s just a way of scaring them off,” said Steven Rice, park manager.

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There are two types of vultures in Ohio, turkey vultures and black vultures. Both are scavengers and feed on a variety of dead animals.

Black vultures are considered troublesome birds, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

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