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Staff photo by Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith Oxford Police Chief Dave Harvey holds the secret weapon he is hopeful will encourage a large contingent of buzzards to leave town. The idea is that the buzzards don't like the smell of their own demise and the wings from this effigy furnished by the Department of Natural Resources still have the smell of death on them.

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Oxford tries to shoo the buzzards away

OXFORD -- Oxford's buzzard problem may soon be solved.. For some time, the residents in the small town have been plagued with a large population of vultures that have settled on the water tower and in trees.. "The buzzards swarm in here about 4 p.m. every day and drape all


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