Nature's Way....

by Liz May. 02, 2008 2712 views

Sorry, I know this is totally gross, but I was so astounded to see a real live HUGE vulture strolling a street in an ordinary residential neighborhood that I just had to stop and take some photos. I assumed at first that it was a turkey vulture, but based on some quick research (thanks google and wikipedia!), it appears to be a black vulture. They're native to the southeastern US, so Pennsylvania seems a bit far north, but I guess no one told this guy. ;)

So, I was on my way to lunch, driving along a residential street, and I saw this very large bird on the sidewalk.

It was much much much bigger than the crow it was chasing away (who flew away so fast I couldn't even get a photo!).

Paying no attention to me, it strolled out to the street….

I totally do NOT recommend enlarging! Just be glad I didn't post the pic of him enjoying his lunch….

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Tomie Poodle 11 years, 7 months ago

great set!

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Chelsea 11 years, 7 months ago

That's a great set! Grossness or no grossness! Good captures!

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Dadlak 11 years, 7 months ago

Great set...I got a picture recently of a bird eating some leftover fried chicken...not quite so grisly as this set...or so arresting. LostAspen makes a great point about vultures. I saw a group working some roadkill along I-10 and thought "that's who cleans up!"

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Lynda 11 years, 7 months ago

Amazing but grisly set!

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Eric J H Joyce 11 years, 7 months ago

Great shots.

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