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    Buzzard Eating Roadkill

    Here is a pic I took this morning. As I was driving the family to go eat breakfast the kids became excited and started yelling, "Look Daddy! Look!" I looked over to the side and saw this big black bird right at the side of the road. I didn't see the item it was feeding on at first and I thought it might be injured. I have always seen these birds flying around up in the sky but never so close-up. Well you know me, I grabbed the camera and started shooting away....suddenly my daughter said look there's a dead cat! I looked ahead of the buzzard and saw an animal carcass a few feet away from it! Right then it marched right up to the carcass and started ripping it and feeding it right before our eyes! Man I felt like I was in an episode of nature or something! The kids were going, "Oooh how cool!!" Anyways; the dead animal is actually a huge possum that was hit by a car. I did manage to take a short video that I might post later if anyone is interested. By the way the buzzard was an incredibly beautiful specimen. I particularly thought the grey head is a nice color.
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    Buzzard Eating Roadkill

    Nice Vulture. That is a vulture right? Thanks for sharing Roger, I think:sick:

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    Buzzard Eating Roadkill

    You notice the head has no feathers and that is for a reason, who wants their feathers all messed up sticking their head inside dead animals to feed:sick:

    Thanks I think for sharing that with us.inch: :whistle: :P
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    Actually Judy the head is feathered, and a nice shade of gray feathers! Incredible huh? I don't know if it is a vulture or a buzzard. Maybe it is a vulture. You should have seen the size of this animal especially when it spread it wings!hmy:

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    Buzzard Eating Roadkill

    It is a black vulture, native to southern states, like Florida.

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    Buzzard Eating Roadkill

    Ok cool. I do live in south Florida. Miami to be exact.B)

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    That may be a vulture, we usually see buzzards here, not the prettiest sight to see when one of them is feeding on a dead animal but then some animal has to and that is what it was put here to do.inch:
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    Buzzard Eating Roadkill

    What is the difference Judy between a vulture and a buzzard? :unsure:

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    Re:Buzzard Eating Roadkill

    Here is another pic I took of it.
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    Re:Buzzard Eating Roadkill

    We have the turkey buzzard and they don't have feathers on their heads or part of the neck and I think they are uglier than the vulture.
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