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Road kill

October 21st, 2017 by jomo

Out in the street this morning, beyond the curb was a squirrel corpse, much flattened. I called the city. They asked if it was impeding traffic. I said apparently not, and they said it would be taken care of. Of course I could take care of it – scoop it up and put it in the garbage can – but I didn’t want to mess with it.

Going outside for the mail in mid-afternoon, I saw some unusual movement outside of the front fence. I quietly walked out and looked over the fence. Three black vultures were working on the squirrel carcass. One of them, judging by the feathered neck, seemed to be immature. I wondered if it was a family preying together.

They weren’t much bothered by the occasional car going by.

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