JEDBURG — Having a vulture in your backyard is bad enough. Suppose it lays eggs under the kids’ play table, bathes in the pool and pals around with the dog.

The Ouzts’ black vulture has made herself so much at home they named her, “Birdie.” She is so comfortable with the arrangement that when they call her, she turns to look.

But she’s a problem. The federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act makes it illegal to mess with a nesting vulture, and violations carry a steep fine.

Read more in tomorrow’s The Post and Courier.

Science and environment reporter. Author of Washing Our Hands in the Clouds.