I roll around on a bone stock '12 CRF50f, and she rolls around on an '06 LTZ-50 4 stroke. She's been asking lately about learning to ride the CRF. She's 5 and rides that little Suzuki like she stole it. Just loves it. We race around the yard all the time.okay...what kind of 50's were you riding....?
nice barn pic
They love some road kill!Ironic you posted a picture of them on an old barn. There is an old barn near us and we see the vultures on it's roof peak every year.
They have been back several weeks
One year a couple were "dancing" on the peak wings spread wide. Maybe courting a female vulture?
We also see bunches of them in the fall as they migrate south. They will clean up a dead deer in two days.
Yup, same thing, Vultures/Buzzards. They're ornery for sure.We call them Turkey Buzzards around here - same thing I think. They arrive within the same few days every year toward the end of March.
They are a pain on the roadside with road kills - they wait until the last second to take flight - and they are slow. I know of a couple people who have whacked one - makes for quite a mess of the grill or windshield.
But as with everything else in nature they provide a need - for them it’s cleaning up carrion.
That's exactly the name I was trying to think of when we came across all of them. Just couldn't remember it. His name and that pic are definitely familiar!That pic has Alfred Hitchcock wrote all over it.
A little off topic, but I think an interesting story. I used to play in a bluegrass band with an ex Vietnam chopper pilot. He told the story of spotting a huge wild boar, which he dispatched with his M16. He said the guy with him tried to cut it's throat, but he was unable to do it because the thing was so tough. They tied it to the rail of the chopper, and took off for a montagnard village close by. He said it was so heavy, it surprised him...and it caused a bit of difficulty in keeping the chopper steady. He said they sat down in the village, and the villagers had the thing strung up and dressed out by the time the chopper blades stopped rotating (an exaggeration, I know, but makes a good story).I've never thought about them being migratory, as they are around my area year 'round. The Black headed variety is also prevalent in Texas, but much farther south than I am. Protected or not, if I had to deal with the black variety, I'd be thinning out the population!
I have seen the local flocks take a full grown deer (already deceased) to bones in a couple of hours, or less. But the things have to wait 3-5 days before they consume a dead wild hog. Dang hog hide is so thick that it has to begin breaking down before even the buzzards can begin to feast on it.