boring (karinny) wrote in wtf_nature,
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Vulture turkeys?

so, as I was driving down the road near Podunk Nowheresville, Ohio this afternoon, I saw several large dark birds with nekkid heads chowing down on a deer carcass along side the road.  Now, I'd been watching the vultures all through my travels today... they're everywhere at the moment.  A minute after I'd passed the birds, my brain finished processing what my eyes had seen.  Those were no turkey vultures.  They were, in fact, turkeys.  Now, I was convinced I'd seen them wrong.  I turned around and headed back towards the Deer Buffet.  And there they were. Turkeys.  I wish I'd had my camera.  Has anyone else seen scavenging behavior in turkeys before? This was a new one for me. 
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