Contact: All images are copyrighted.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Zombie Apocalypse

A turkey vulture pulls on the ear of a dead deer while feeding on the carcass along a country road near Glide, Ore., on Thursday, May 31, 2012. Turkey vultures forage by smell which is unusual in birds. Vultures and their like serve an important function in the ecosystem by disposing of carrion which would otherwise become a breeding ground for disease.
Turkey vultures have almost no natural predators. When confronted by danger a turkey vulture will regurgitate their last meal of half digested stinking meat.
 Awkward on the ground turkey vultures are experts in the air.
Turkey vultures are also known as buzzards and turkey buzzards.  It's not really the Zombie Apocalypse, just some birds doing what they do best.

No comments:

Post a Comment