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Steve K
Thu, Sep. 23rd, 2004 04:23 pm
Modest Mouse

I was flipping through the TV channels about lunchtime, and saw the latest video by Modest Mouse.  In it, a vulture makes a brief appearance and I thought that was unusual.  I started thinking about the vulture, and what it does.  You would think necrotic tissue would not be appetizing or healthy in any way, shape, or form.  Yet they eat it every day and do just fine.  Not only that, they provide a valuable service to the environment by getting rid of diseased carcasses and the smell of rotting flesh.  They accelerate the process of decay, and allow nutrients to return to the soil in a more timely fashion.  We tend to think of them as disgusting creatures, but they're really quite fascinating.


So, I have decided to be grateful for vultures today.  Hooray for those noble birds!

Current Mood: indescribable odd
Current Music: Burlap to Cashmere - "Anybody Out There?" album

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hellokitty138
hellokitty138
hellokitty138
Thu, Sep. 23rd, 2004 02:54 pm (UTC)

They were hanging out at the farm when I was helping my dad earlier this year. I noticed 5 of them hovered around something. Since I was on the tractor, I decided to investigat. Unfortunately, it was a dead cat. I sort of wished I hadn't seen that. I hear they'll projectile vomit on you if you scare them. Seriously. Apparently the smell is incredibly horrible.

:)


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