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A vulture doing what vultures do. An unfortunate rabbit was hit by a car and the vulture was "cleaning up." Vultures are amazing. They can eat spoiled meat and not get sick. Scientists are studying them to find out why/how to try to help people not get sick when spoiled meat is consumed. Vultures also have black feet. However, their urine is so acidic that it turns their legs/feet white with a bleaching effect. This is to kill germs they pick up from the carrior they land on. (Info learned at Bird of Prey Show, Callaway Gardens, Ga)

Apr. 06, 2012 13:58:56 -0500
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Posted by pinkpimpernel 2 months ago (Flag)
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Turkey Vulture - Photo (c) David Baron, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
john8's ID: Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)
Posted by john8 about 1 month ago (Flag)
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Turkey Vulture - Photo (c) David Baron, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
Community ID: Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)
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