“They are not gone yet,” the daughter, Sheena Quintero, wrote on Twitter. She adds that the monsters caused massive damage to the balcony. Condors are an endangered species, of which only about 500 currently fly through United States airspace. Some of them (160) live in California.
‘Tube everything underneath’
Although the appearance of the condor can be quite intimidating, the mother of the family is in no way deterred by it. “My little mom went to those big birds and tried to scare them away,” Seana Quintero said on Twitter. This does not mean that the birds liked this either. According to Seana, they can’t be driven away. “They just stay here on the roof and throw everything underneath.”
The US Fish and Wildlife Service noticed Quintero’s tweets and said their home is located in a place that was once home to condors. “If this happens again, we recommend that you scare them in a way that does not harm them. For example, turn on your garden hose and make loud noises.” The nature organization says: “A scarecrow may also be helpful.”
“Do things condor”
This turned out to be working. Quintero says her mother gave the birds a “good shower” with the garden hose and so decided to move to the tree a few meters from their property. “Now they are there. Wait, watch, and do some little things,” she tweeted.
The California condor is one of the largest birds in the world. The animal has been a protected species in America since 1967.