In an event that definitely isn’t straight out of a Stephen King horror novel, a huge flock of vultures has inexplicably descended upon the small town of Bunn, North Carolina.

These are some big beasts, also known as buzzards in American English, with wing-spans of 5-6 foot. They destroy houses by pecking out the bricks, and pulling off roof tiles and caulking. They ruin cars, scratching the paint, cracking the windows and ripping off the windscreen wipers. Their acid poo also just eats through any paintwork. Finally, if they feel threatened, they vomit all over you.

For a while the town was firing a cannon at them regularly to try and scare them off. It didn’t last; they’re back. Not even hanging spooky effigies around the place is doing the job.