Black vulture nests in Jedburg familys yard; federal law says she and the eggs cant be moved | The Post and Courier | Charleston SC, News, Sports, Entertainment This one just blew me away. So this family has a black vulture, with razor talons and a 5 foot wingspan, nesting under their kids play table, in their own backyard. It shits in their pool, and has made a home under their table. The family, and neighbors, have small toddlers, and probably pets, and anyone that knows vultures down here knows that a small child CAN be hurt, badly, by these birds. Not to mention the bird shitting in their pool. SO....they ask the govt if THEY, themselves, can move the bird, have it caught, whatever. They do NOT want it killed, just.....moved. Away from their backyard for the summer. Out from under their kid's play table, and away from their pool, and allow them to enjoy their yard for the summer season. What does the govt say? NO. Not only can you not move it, you cant even touch it, or disturb it, or do anything!!! They have to bow down to that bird. It is protected under the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act says that a person cannot "mess with" a nesting black vulture, at all, in any way. Can't move it. Scare it, kill it, "shooo" it, nothing. Just let the bird have your yard for the summer. So, folks, if an animal decides your yard will be it's new home, before you do anything, check with Big Poppa Government, because theres a good chance that animal is your new roommate until it decides it wants to leave your home!