The Turkish vulture is absolutely ugly; Return to NH is important
Majestic in flight, a little scary on the ground
With a wingspan of almost 6 feet, the turkey vulture is majestic in flight, but when you see one on the ground, it is simply terrifying. I think I caught one on a bad day and struggled to dodge it to get to my car.
Oh, and did I mention they can whistle loudly?
I always like to look them up, thank you. They’re fat, they’re ugly and they’re back in New Hampshire raising their young hatchlings which typically hatch around May, according to unionleader.com.
Be nice to turkey vultures my wife says so
My wife is kind to all animals because she says, “they are all creatures of God”. She is kind even to insects and spiders. I told her about the ugly bird, and she said, not ugly, practical. I said: “he had no feathers on his head!” and she said, “Yeah that’s a good thing because they eat carrion and don’t get their feathers dirty, bald heads stay cleaner.”
They help clean up the environment of dead animals that we don’t want.
Okay, so they’re pretty cool. I mean they take care of the dead animals on the side of the highway and in our forests, it’s disgusting, but it’s an important function in the circle of life.
According to unionleader.com, they have excellent eyesight and a fantastic sense of smell that can pick up the rotting smell of a dead animal better than I can smell the grilled steak on a neighbor’s 5-door grill. .
Another very interesting fact about Turkish vultures, according to the news article, is that they do not transmit rabies. Even if they pick up an infected animal, the chain of transmission stops with them, so I welcome the great job they are doing for the environment and keep an eye out for them.
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