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Philly to raze vacant house that's home to turkey vultures

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - If this keeps up, Philadelphians might want to consider renaming their football team.

The city's Department of Licenses and Inspections was set to demolish a long-vacant home that residents say has become home to a committee of turkey vultures. Yes, a group of the birds - sometimes also called buzzards - is known as a "committee."

Christina Ali-Bey says she lives next door to the home and can hear the vultures scratching and walking around all night long, "like a horror movie."

She's even afraid the birds will scoop up her tiny dog, Rocco, a teacup Yorkie. Other residents see the birds regularly picking through their trash.

The birds are a protected species, so it's illegal to harm or kill them.

Residents hope Thursday's demolition forces the birds to relocate.

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