I can’t help it. I think these birds are neat. They are called the New World Vulture and they are what naturally clean up our streets and fields when an animal dies. A friend of mind said these animals look mean. Perhaps if your only association with them is death then I can see how you can think that. If you think about it though they don’t kill so they can’t really be mean. They just clean up what’s left. These birds were eating the remains of some rabbit on the street when I slowly ventured near with my camera. As I came close they wondered if I was a predator – after all I was pointing a long gun like thing so who could blame them! As I crept closer I noticed how each bird looked out after the other. They didn’t fight over the tiny little rabbit. They just quietly ate and then backed away as another would share in the meager rode kill.
I’ll end with something on the other end of the size scale and perhaps a lot more mean 😉