re: #86 allegro
Just thought I’d try to work in the old Johnny Carson joke.
re: #85 allegro
While pretty much all birds are protected by law in some way, turkey vultures are protected under a treaty between Mexico, Canada, and the United States (the Migratory Bird Treaty of 1918).
Big fines for killing birds on that treaty (unless they are birds that hunting is allowed - defined game birds including Canada geese and ducks).
Strictly speaking it is against that treaty to take a canned air horn outside to scare off turkey vultures trying to make a home in trees around town for example. (Turkey vulture poo is corrosive to cars and kills vegetation below trees, so in town there isn’t a whole lot of love for them when they show up.)
Some wingnut is firing a gun on the river at 12:30 AM - hunting isn’t allowed in the middle of the night (and I’m pretty sure firing a shotgun at night is not exactly safe). That might require a call to the sheriff if it continues.