Vultures invade New Jersey town

Vultures fly over graves in a municipal cemetery with the "Volcan de Agua" volcano in the background in Guatemala City, November 26, 2012

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In a new twist on the Alfred Hitchcock film, a New Jersey town is battling an invasion of giant black vultures.

About 130 of the scavengers have descended in a three- to four-block area in Bridgewater, reported

When not circling overhead, they've been hanging out in trees and on rooftops.

Neighbours have complained of "the sound of feathers ruffling outside," and the birds hovering above them when they walk their dogs, dropping feces and bone parts all over lawns and behaving aggressively.

Nicole Rein, a wildlife biologist with the Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services, told the site the infestation may be due to Hurricane Sandy destroying the vutures' normal habitat.

She will be in town Monday to string carcasses of the birds upside down in trees, with their wings spread - the best way to get rid of the beasts, she told

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