The Intelligence of Nature Garbage Collection Team – Turkey Vultures


Recently when driving down Madison Avenue, I saw a Turkey Vulture in middle of street eating a dead possum. It kept having to move because of passing. Thirty minutes later, I drove back Madison Avenue and found that the Turkey Vulture had dragged the carcass of the possum out of the road onto the grass of someone’s front yard.

Two week later on River Road by East Jerey Olde Towne Village, there was a carcass of a dead raccoon with 3 Turkey Vultures eating it. These Turkey Vultures also seemed annoyed by cars going by. Fifteen minutes later, I went by again. The Turkey Vultures had dragged the raccoon body out of the road onto the grass adjacent to the road. Although only two examples of this behavior, it seems to be a general strategy,


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