Florida woman who fed vultures, gators settles lawsuit for $53,000

Florida woman who fed vultures, gators settles lawsuit for $53,000
This is NOT the actual alligator that was being fed. (Photo source: Pexels)

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. (AP) - A Florida woman who fed vultures, alligators and other wildlife outside her gated community home has agreed to pay $53,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by the homeowners association.

A Palm Beach County judge on Wednesday ordered Irma Acosta Arya to pay up by Feb. 14. He also permanently enjoined her from further feedings of wildlife.

Neighbors and the homeowners association say Acosta Arya’s nocturnal and daytime feedings attracted flocks of defecating and vomiting vultures, along with raccoons, alligators and bobcats.

A neighbor described the smell as “like a thousand rotting corpses.” The community borders the wildlife-filled Grassy Waters Preserve.

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