Your tax dollars at work: in 2010, the United States Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Damage Management program rubbed out over five million undesirable critters nationwide. Included on the hit list:

  • 14 alligators
  • 452 wolves
  • 527 badgers
  • 586 black bears
  • 27,219 beavers
  • 80,657 coyotes
  • 603,000 blackbirds
  • 2.5 million starlings
Starlings? Yes, starlings, because they poop on feed. Little buggers.