Thursday, February 17, 2011

Stopping traffic

Another buzzard pile-up on the back road.  Someone dumped a dead boar for them to devour.

33 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Mmmm. Dead boar, what a feast ;-)

Deb said...

they are such ugly birds...but they have a purpose...

Sandra said...

I call them God's Clean up Crew. so ugy but really good at what they do. we live in a busy area and unfortuately there are many wildlife hit by cars, we would be sunk without these birds.

Feral Female said...

You have to admire nature. It really does take care of itself.

Dorincard said...

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Honest Abe Lincoln said...

A mystery, of sorts. Who was the boar before he was dead? LOL I mean some people are really boars or is that spell bore as in bored?

Texan said...

Once DH killed a copperhead in the compost pile and left it there. I had a bazillion of those buzzards out there. Never have I got such a close up look at those giants before! shudddder...

Okay so I admit sometimes things just get stuck in a loop in my brain and they are hard to get out LOL... Well this unthaw thing seems to be stuck at the moment... lol...

So look what I found in the free online dictionary!

Verb 1. unthaw - become or cause to become soft or liquid; "The sun melted the ice"; "the ice thawed"; "the ice cream melted"; "The heat melted the wax"; "The giant iceberg dissolved over the years during the global warming phase"; "dethaw the meat"
dethaw, thaw, unfreeze, melt, dissolve
deliquesce - melt or become liquid by absorbing moisture from the air; "this type of salt deliquesces easily"
de-ice, defrost, deice - make or become free of frost or ice; "Defrost the car window"
flux, liquify, liquefy - become liquid or fluid when heated; "the frozen fat liquefied"

ROFL I will try to stop the loop, tee hee.

Tracy said...

UGH Tex...I thank God for those buzzards to clean up the mess...I think a great euphimism for them is 'Sanitation workers', wouldn't you agree?

wayside wanderer said...

Goodness gracious. What a sight.

Home In The Hollow said...

I agree with Tracy...they are great at clean-up!...:)JP

Clint said...

Pork---it's what's for dinner.

Jennifer said...

The clean up crew, lol

Dawn said...

ewwww....
and I need to be honest- those birds give me an eery feeling. I know they're needed- but I walk (or run) the other way when I see the sight of them and their dinner.

Sharon said...

I don't like the looks of them, but without them cleaning up, can you imagine the stench sometimes?

CATHERINE said...

Yes, it's very fun !!! Coming here !
One time in the year....
Kisses !
Catherine

PS: your pictures are very nice .

Louise said...

Oh, a double bonus! You get to see the buzzards up close and the world is less one wild boar. How much of a problem are they in your part of Texas? I have heard that, in some areas in Texas, feral pigs are so plentiful that they invade the suburbs and tear up lawns.

Farm Girl said...

I have to put a camera in my car. I was driving one morning early and down by the river was the place all of the Vultures were spending the night. There must have been hundreds. The sun was coming up and they were standing with their backs to the rising sun. I kicked myself, for not taking a camera, and I was thinking of you getting all of these great pictures.

Negerigeletschtempoit said...

They do a good job, the poor ugly things.

texwisgirl said...

Louise, they are indeed causing problems in cities adjacent to Dallas. People wake up to find their front yards completely ruined because feral hogs were looking for grubs... Right smack dab in town...

Luckily I've not seen them on our property, but they're here (judging by the skulls the dogs are bringing back from the neighbors...)

Hilda R.B said...

They do a good job, and you got this image. Very good!

Nancy@A Rural Journal said...

They do a spectacular job of cleaning up the remnants of road kill. For that, they deserve our undying gratitude. ;)

Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

I know this is about the buzzards, but I'm still stuck on the fact that someone would dump the remains of an animal on the side of the road. What is wrong with people??

Randy said...

Not something we see everyday but a great photo op!

Eyeliquor said...

I like the composition!

Cher' Shots said...

Buzz-kill! lol
'love & hugs from afar'

Angela said...

It's been awhile since I've seen that many in one place.

gowestferalwoman said...

i used to absolutely love chickadees, the clown birds of the northwoods...until I found out they feed on the carcasses of deer for the suet - I jsut cant look at them as innocent little carnivores anymore...

EG Wow said...

Hmm. That's one way to feed the buzzards. :)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Now,that is one way to get photos of these guys.Sometimes it is the best way.

Michaele said...

Some countries actually have vulture restaurants where they feed vultures because they are becoming extinct due to Diclofenac, a frequently administered anti-inflammatory veterinary painkiller comparable to ibuprofen, which has proven to be particularly deadly to the vultures who ingest it second hand. We really do need these birds! They work much faster than bugs at getting rid carcasses.

Trisha said...

They kind of freak me out. But the girls & I watched show about them & they think they're pretty cool :) They do serve a purpose!

Babbs said...

WOW! You always have the most awesome photos and always are in the right place at the right time!!! Buzzards have always interested me, I don't know why.

Allison said...

I found a tiny dead bat once behind the house. Not quite a boar, but eerie just the same.

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