Endangered condors trash residence of California mother

A California girl’s residence has reportedly been invaded by a flock of endangered California condors

In a sequence of tweets which have since gone viral, the girl’s daughter, Seana Lyn Quintero, stated her mom’s deck had been “completely trashed” by 15 of the birds


“Over the weekend ~15 California condors descended on my [mom’s] home and completely trashed her deck. They nonetheless haven’t left. It sucks but in addition that is remarkable, [there are] solely 160 of those birds flying free within the state and a flock of them determined to start out a battle with my mother,” she wrote on Tuesday. 

In pictures hooked up to the tweet, the condors may be seen perched on the railing of the deck and are tagged with what SFGate reported are numbers that correspond with birds launched in Southern California’s Kern County.

NBC Los Angeles reported Thursday that the house of Cinda Mickols was situated within the mountainous neighborhood of Tehachapi.

“She does assume that is fairly superb but in addition the worst. They don’t have to go away her property however depart the home alone. They maintain hanging out on her roof and railings messing with stuff and pooping all over the place,” she defined. “Bushes are high-quality however not the home please.”

Quintero stated on Wednesday that her mom was “reaching out to condor teams” in an effort to “possibly assist maintain them off her home” and that whereas the condors had returned to the neighborhood, they weren’t being fairly as harmful.

“Nonetheless wild to me that in my lifetime there went from being about 25 condors left alive to now virtually that many descending on my [mom’s] home without delay,” she mused. “Makes me surprise if we are going to begin seeing extra big flocks as their numbers rise (I’ve solely ever seen 3-4 by her home earlier than).”

California condors are the most important native North American chook and at the moment vary from western Canada to northern Mexico.

Condor populations all however disappeared by the top of the Nineteen Sixties on account of poaching and poisoning; in 1982 there have been simply over 20 condors worldwide.

Condors have been then introduced right into a captive-breeding program in an try to avoid wasting the species from whole extinction.

On this Thursday, July 10, 2008, file picture, a California condor is perched atop a pine tree within the Los Padres Nationwide Forest, east of Massive Sur, Calif. A California wildfire that started Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, has destroyed a sanctuary for the endangered California condor within the Los Padres Nationwide Forest. AP Picture/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File
(AP Picture/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Now, there are greater than 300 California condors within the wild and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Nationwide Park Service and Yurok Tribe introduced in March the formation of a brand new launch facility for the condors’ reintroduction to Yurork Ancestral Territory and Redwood Nationwide Park.

In accordance with the San Francisco Chronicle, the challenge plans to launch 4 to 6 juvenile condors annually over the following 20 years.  

Responding to Quintero’s tweets, USFWS stated her mom’s residence was situated in “historic condor habitat the place pure meals sources happen” and that condors “generally understand homes and decks as appropriate perch places.”

The company additionally suggested that “hazing” to preclude the condors from inflicting harm and habituation is inspired, together with spraying them with water hoses, yelling, clapping, shouting and “different preventative measures resembling scarecrow sprinklers.”

“We additionally discourage folks from feeding them or making an attempt to the touch them. We hope this data helps should you expertise this case once more,” USFWS stated.


In a Thursday replace, Quintero stated her mother had given two condors pictured in a photograph on her roof a “bathe” and that they returned to take a seat with the remainder of the “flock” on her tree. 

“Watching. Ready. Doing condor issues,” she added.

Fox Information reached out to Quintero however didn’t instantly obtain a response.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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