June 19, 2021


Nuts about home

Endangered condors trash dwelling of California mother

A California woman’s dwelling has reportedly been invaded by a flock of endangered California condors. 

In a collection of tweets that have since absent viral, the woman’s daughter, Seana Lyn Quintero, reported her mother’s deck had been “definitely trashed” by 15 of the birds. 


“Around the weekend ~15 California condors descended on my [mom’s] home and completely trashed her deck. They even now haven’t still left. It sucks but also this is unheard of, [there are] only 160 of these birds flying cost-free in the state and a flock of them resolved to start off a war with my mother,” she wrote on Tuesday. 

In pictures attached to the tweet, the condors can be seen perched on the railing of the deck and are tagged with what SFGate reported are figures that correspond with birds unveiled in Southern California’s Kern County.

NBC Los Angeles reported Thursday that the dwelling of Cinda Mickols was found in the mountainous group of Tehachapi.

“She does imagine this is pretty incredible but also the worst. They really do not have to leave her house but depart the property by itself. They continue to keep hanging out on her roof and railings messing with stuff and pooping everywhere you go,” she spelled out. “Trees are good but not the property be sure to.”

Quintero mentioned on Wednesday that her mom was “reaching out to condor groups” in an hard work to “probably support retain them off her property” and that whilst the condors experienced returned to the neighborhood, they were not being fairly as harmful.

“Nevertheless wild to me that in my lifetime there went from staying about 25 condors remaining alive to now practically that numerous descending on my [mom’s] dwelling at the moment,” she mused. “Helps make me ponder if we will commence looking at more huge flocks as their numbers increase (I’ve only ever seen 3-4 by her house in advance of).”

California condors are the most significant indigenous North American fowl and at the moment range from western Canada to northern Mexico.

Condor populations all but disappeared by the conclusion of the 1960s thanks to poaching and poisoning in 1982 there had been just over 20 condors all over the world.

Condors had been then introduced into a captive-breeding method in an endeavor to save the species from full extinction.

In this Thursday, July 10, 2008, file picture, a California condor is perched atop a pine tree in the Los Padres Countrywide Forest, east of Huge Sur, Calif. A California wildfire that commenced Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, has ruined a sanctuary for the endangered California condor in the Los Padres Countrywide Forest. AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File
(AP Picture/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Now, there are far more than 300 California condors in the wild and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Company (USFWS), Nationwide Park Company and Yurok Tribe announced in March the development of a new launch facility for the condors’ reintroduction to Yurork Ancestral Territory and Redwood National Park.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the venture ideas to launch 4 to six juvenile condors just about every yr above the next 20 a long time.  

Responding to Quintero’s tweets, USFWS mentioned her mother’s property was situated in “historic condor habitat the place purely natural food stuff resources occur” and that condors “at times perceive properties and decks as suitable perch places.”

The agency also encouraged that “hazing” to preclude the condors from creating harm and habituation is inspired, which include spraying them with water hoses, yelling, clapping, shouting and “other preventative measures these types of as scarecrow sprinklers.”

“We also discourage people today from feeding them or attempting to contact them. We hope this details allows if you knowledge this scenario once again,” USFWS claimed.

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In a Thursday update, Quintero claimed her mom experienced offered two condors pictured in a photo on her roof a “shower” and that they returned to sit with the rest of the “flock” on her tree. 

“Seeing. Ready. Executing condor items,” she extra.

Fox News achieved out to Quintero but did not quickly get a reaction.

The Affiliated Press contributed to this report.