Monday, February 02, 2009

More Vultures...

Ok, ok, I haven't posted in a while. I just never know what to post about. I will post when I can think of something. I thought of something. I have more pictures of vultures.




These vultures are protected by law. It is illegal to kill them. You have to get permission to kill them. One day, on the way home from work I saw one of those vultures in the middle of the street. I went over to take a closer look. I took pictures of what I found.

From what I've read about vultures, it's very hard to scare them. That makes me think, maybe I can make friends with one. That may not be a good idea because these birds are wild.

84 comments:

/t. said...

befriend
a vulture, eh?

you should visit wall street

i hear there's plenty of 'em there, LL, and they got no friends at all :)

♥ ♥ ♥

/t.

foam said...

well, if you befriend one, here are some tried and true vulture names ..

Flaps, Dizzie, Ziggy and Buzzie ..

Little Lamb said...

/t. Do they have feathers like a real vulture?

Foamy, I like those names. I'll have to see which one my vulture likes.

Ruela said...

I love vultures
but not wall street ones ;)

Ruela said...

where is your avatar!?

boneman said...

Vultures always make me think the same thing....
What's dead here?

Friends with a vulture?
I don't think that's legal....
Here's how you do it, anyway....
Throw away meat.
Toss it in your backyard or somewhere where you can get together with these feathered meat eaters (?) and...what? Not pet them, I hope.

Just feed and take pictures?
Like, perhaps you should get someone to go along with you.
Take movie pictures....

("ouch! OW! Stop biting my hand!"

Don't kick at him. give him the chicken....

"Heck you say! He's biting me! OW!"

Oh Lil Lamb....don't be such a weenie! Give him some of your hamburger....

"Hamburg...OW! I'll kick you into the next county you...you....you VULTURE!"

What? He didn't like the hamburger? Why are you staring at me like that? uh-oh....

"Where you going, boneman!? Let's get some pictures of you feeding the vultures...
...oh booooneman....")

dianne said...

Lol at /t., yes we have some of those kind here too. ♥

Lil Lambie dear I'm not sure about befriending a vulture, I hear that they can be quite vicious and might peck you, so be careful.
I think I would find a nicer bird for a friend like sparrow or a seagull. ♥

boneman said...

....er...maybe not.

dianne said...

Look Boney we commented at the same time but you got in ahead of me.
Lol at what you said, that would be quite a scene and well worth filming. ♥
If I was Lil Lambie I wouldn't encourage them by feeding them nor try to pet them. ♥

Little Lamb said...

ruela, I know what you mean. I have my avatar on here.

Boney, maybe not. I might scare them and then they'll throw up and make a mess.

Dianne, Now there's an idea.

/t. said...

alas, LL,
wall street vultures
do not have feathers like vultures,
but they are reputed to have fine feathered nests and absolutely no common sense at all :)

¤ ¤ ¤

/t.

Little Lamb said...

Featherless vultures? I don't think I want to meet bald vultures.

ANNA-LYS said...

Vultures .... isn't that the big bird Americans has as a symbol?

Little Lamb said...

No, our bird is the eagle.

Ruela said...

I can't see it, don't know why, I see the others.


no image.

Little Lamb said...

I don't know why either. Does that mean I'm a vampire lamb?!!?!

dianne said...

No you're not a vampire lamb, I think Ruela is playing games with you Lil Lambie. ♥

Bald vultures, now that would be an ugly sight, they're fairly ugly with feathers. ♥

I hope you find a nice friendly bird to pet. ♥

Little Lamb said...

Thank you, Dianne. Smaller birds are more skittish than vultures. But we shall see what happens.

/t. said...

i wonder
what eats
dead vultures

¤ ¤ ¤

/t.

Skunkfeathers said...

When you said you had pictures of vultures, I was expecting photos of Congresspersons of dubious antecedence and worse ideology to load...YOU meant da BOID kind.

/t. won't offer to BBQ those...

Little Lamb said...

/t. I wonder, too. Live vultures are supposedly afraid of dead ones. I don't know how true that is.

Skunky, Yes Skunky, the boid kind, complete with feathers. I think /t. would offer to bbq anything.

foam said...

ravens eat dead vultures ..
and hyenas ..
etc..

/t. said...

i won't
bbq the skunk

/t.

Little Lamb said...

Foamy, so ravens eat vultures. So that means they're scavengers too!

/t. Oh why not? He might taste best of all.

boneman said...

vultures eat carrion.
So, don't lose your luggage when traveling.
Then again, it probably wouldn't do well to sleep too heavily at a vulture 'sleepover' if you know what I mean....
Then again, carrion is carrion.
Parts is parts.
I would think that vultures, like canines in the wild, DO eat their own kind when they die.

On the other hand, Eagles are also from the same class of birds as vultures. And, eagles will eat carrion (another good reason to not lose your luggage, y'all)

In a way this could be useful.
I mean if you were really really hungry, you could always pull off a couple of feathers to snack on till you found some dead food laying around...

Little Lamb said...

Vultures are supposed to be afraid of dead vultures. That is supposedly one way to scare them off, but it doesn't work all the time.

Dad told me someone he knew got permission to kill a vulture to get rid of the vultures that were always visiting this person's property and hang out that dead vulture to scare the other vultures away. It didn't work.

The article on vultures that I have says dead vultures are supposed to scare live vultures away. It also states if you scare a vulture they vomit and it can get quite messy they poop all over your property or something like that.

Ruela said...

no image, only a red x



you are a ghost ;)

Skunkfeathers said...

/t., a BBQed skunk is demonstrated on any summer-sunned highway. It's not even appealing to vultures ;)

Little Lamb said...

Ruela, BOO!

Skunky, You do have a point.

dianne said...

Yuk, live or dead vultures seem disgusting with their vomiting and pooping.
I think if you hung out a dead vulture the live ones would eat it and then most likely throw up. Yuk.
Find a raven to get rid of the vultures, that might solve your problem. ♥

Little Lamb said...

Good idea.

I don't have a vulture problem and I'm glad. Birds here fascinate me.

dianne said...

Just don't try to pet them Lil Lamb,they peck, OK.

I love birds too they are fascinating creatures but if Mr & Mrs Vulture start breeding you very well may have a vulture problem. ♥

Little Lamb said...

This could be true. Sometimes they hang out by where I live.

The Phosgene Kid said...

Is the car dead? Don't know why anyone would kill a buzzard, they taste awful, not like a plump juicy grilled lamb!!

Little Lamb said...

To my knowledge the car is in working order.

You would kill the buzzard to scare other buzzards away.

I don't know how they taste.

boneman said...

I'm not sure that there are any buzzards in the `States.
Well, except for those we have imprisoned in zoos.

I find that, at this later point of life, that I don't care for zoos at all. Just organized prison yards that charge money to see the inhabitants.

Other notable points, while vulturwes have an extremely sensitive sniffer (Richard Attenborough put a chicken thigh in the middle of a forest under a bunch of leaves and slipped away. Not fifteen minutes later, a vulture landed within ten feet of it, and shuffled around the leaves till it found the meat. Wow.) Anyway, despite that sensitivity, it doesn't have a gag reflex like we do, so, Mr. Skunkfeathers? I wouldn't count on not being had by a vulture. In fact, y'all leave an extra trail right to ya, sometimes. (Our house is inside of several highways, and, skunks seem to think that the white stripe on black will scare away cars traveling at 50-70MPH)

And, they are bald.
Comes from sticking their heads in dead bodies all the time.

Is there any reason to write a comment this long?
(call the vultures! scare boneman off, will ya?)
Actually, birds ARE quite fascinating.
And there are so many beautiful birds where you live.
Still, you have chosen vultures to be so prominent on your blog.

Hows about some of those Flamingoes?
Indigo Buntings?
Bumblebee Hummingbirds?
or Ivory Billed Woodpeckers?
(...just a thought....)

boneman said...

oh, I'm sorry.
It's a fine post, and the vultures are probably very happy with you for all your attention.
I bet they even smile when they see you.

Now Dolly?
Probably scared of her since she wanders around with the fire on her back and all, eh?

(I'm trying to imagine what a vulture's smile would look like....)

The Phosgene Kid said...

Vulture hot wings, taste horrible, but there's a lot of meat.

Little Lamb said...

Boneman, I never looked at the vultures being so prominent on this blog, but I guess they are. I guess that's because those are the birds I notice and see the most of. And they're easy to take pictures of and they come out good.

There were a bunch of white birds on the lawn that I tried to take a picture of, but it didn't look good and I scared the birds away somehow. I was inside and they were outside.

Phos, I never ate vulture to my knowledge.

/t. said...

you are
the only
carnivorous
lamb that i know

<3

Little Lamb said...

How many lambs do you know?

/t. said...

just you

<3

puerileuwaite said...

Please be careful, Lamby. They could be predatory lenders masquerading as useful members of the ecosystem.

Little Lamb said...

Puggy, it all makes sense now. They are masquerading around so I think they're friendly bird regardless what what people say about them and warn me against them. Well, they won't fool me. I'm on to them now. Thanks Pug!

Pink said...

Looks more like a red truck than a bird...

;)

xx
pinks

Little Lamb said...

Oh, there's that too! The vulture is on the roof.

boneman said...

wait a minute...
wait a minute....
the way you say (at the end) that "these birds are wild,"....
Lil Lamb, have you been dating these birds while we're not looking?
And exactly what do you mean by 'wild'?

Little Lamb said...

No, Boney, I haven't dated any of them. They roam around acting like wild fearless birds, like they own everything, that's all I meant.

Indigo said...

indigo incarnates

Are the vultures going to circle over the rotting remains of the American Dream?

The Phosgene Kid said...

Wonder how fearless it'd be if I walked up and kicked it???

Little Lamb said...

Indigo, Probably as our country worsens.

Phos, why not give it a try?

boneman said...

think 'long legs' Phos. Those wings they have are huge. You never know when they might be hiding a turkey drumstick.

boneman said...

oooo
uh-oh.
Lil Lamb? Turns out there were cameras on the other day....You know....when you were cruising through town?

Little Lamb said...

When was that?

Ruela said...

you are so transparent today ;)

/t. said...

i can see
right through you

<3

Little Lamb said...

I wonder why?

Ruela said...

I can't see you, change avatar ;)

Little Lamb said...

But I've grown to like this avatar. :-(

/t. said...

well then
at very least
you could pull on
a wool sweater or something!

¤ ¤ ¤

/t.

Little Lamb said...

But if you can't see me you can't cook me. :-)

Besides, I'm covered in wool. Why would I want a wool sweater?

/t. said...

isn't
it cold
where you are?

/t.

Little Lamb said...

just a little. It's much colder where you live.

/t. said...

actually, LL,
it's very nice today

sunny and about 3 degrees

almost time to fire up the old Q!

*thinking of little dolly7*

¤ ¤ ¤

/t.

Little Lamb said...

That's still much too cold to even think about the old Q! And the groundhog saw its shadow so winter will last 6 extra weeks.

/t. said...

right

well of course
i am wearing a sweater :)

¤ ¤ ¤

/t.

Little Lamb said...

I'm wearing a t-shirt.

boneman said...

wait!
Pittsburg won the Super-Duper Bowl, and that trumps any ol' Groundhog!
Just ask Phos!

So, Spring has begun!
(hasn't it?)

Little Lamb said...

Oh no! If Spring has begun, don't tell /t.! Let's keep it a secret. Shhhh.

The Phosgene Kid said...

I've been grilling for months. Grilled bratwurst last night - they were out of lamb shanks...

Little Lamb said...

That's a good thing.

Ruela said...

Still no image


why!?!?


Tell me God

WHY???????????????????

Little Lamb said...

I don't know why.

/t. said...

the lamb
speaks in tongues

IT'S A MIRACLE !!!

:)

Little Lamb said...

Hmmmmm, I wonder?

Ruela said...

I Can't See Your Face

Little Lamb said...

Can you see me now?

Ruela said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
seeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu ;)

Ruela said...

yes.









;)

Little Lamb said...

Good. I'm glad. I don't know why you couldn't before.

boneman said...

that's easy....
he had the camera in front of his face.

carmen racovitza said...

LL, it's time to change your avatar...this one is ..stiff:):)..or stuffed (??)

let me send you a sweet alter ego, so very alive...:)

Little Lamb said...

Carmen, I like this one. It looks cuddly. Besides I tried to put an animated one up, and it doesn't work.

carmen racovitza said...

mmm, i don't know how to animate them...
let us ask ruela and /t. to change their color and make them professional smilers..