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"There's hundreds, probably thousands:" Swarm of seagulls takes over lot near MCTS bus station

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A swam of seagulls has moved into a Milwaukee neighborhood.

"There's hundreds, probably thousands of birds over there."

The birds have taken over the lot near 35th and Burleigh, right next to an MCTS bus station.

The lot used to be an O'Reilly Auto Parts. The business was set on fire nearly two years ago during the Sherman Park Unrest.

Now, it sits empty collecting garbage and trash-eating seagulls.

An MCTS spokesman says the birds and their droppings are a nuisance.

"Most employees park on the south-east corner of the property which is half a mile or further away but as we all know, seagulls travel quite far. We get rid of the eggs and shoo off the birds but when they're only going over a fence, there's not much we can do," said Brendan Conway, Milwaukee County Transit Systems Chief Marketing & Communications Officer.

MCTS is working with the city to determine who owns the lot and who is responsible for cleaning it up.

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