Friday, April 9, 2010


Did you know that vultures sometimes crap on their own legs so that the evaporation of the water in the feces will help cool them down? No shit! (Well, some shit. Heh.) Also, did you know that in vultures the part of the brain that processes smells is significantly larger than most other birds? In The Life of Birds, David Attenborough took raw meat and buried it beneath leaves and dirt on the forest floor. In no time vultures were circling and soon found the stash!

Strange, prehistoric looking birds that are pretty damn well evolved.

Earlier today I found this turkey vulture soaring out over Great Falls. It was chilly this morning; I suspect he probably had little need to poop on himself.

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