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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Vulture Antandre

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Turkey vultures have recently taken to perching on downtown St. Paul buildings, according to a reliable park ranger friend of mine.

This amusingly coincides with the first round of republicans arriving for next month's National Convention. Are the vultures expressing some kind of kinship? Are dead bodies being left on the roofs? ...

While vultures are a common site along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis and St. Paul, this is the first I've heard of them perching in groups on buildings downtown. Bizarre coincidence?

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Karen said...

On the face of it, your suggestion demeans turkey vultures.

On the other hand, they're probably the cheapest cleaning crew around. Perhaps they have a contract for the convention.

31 July, 2008  
Blogger Zeolite said...

True!

I apologize to all the Turkey Vultures for associating them with the republicans!

Although Turkey Vultures are truly vile creatures... When I was a ranger, I used to talk about them a lot to pre/teenage boys who were too cool for National Parks. The boys were quickly entranced by learning that vultures do disgusting things like pee on themselves to cool off in hot weather.

31 July, 2008  

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