Umbilical Breakfast

Three turkey vultures eat calf's umbilical cord

The eagles ate their fill, then this crew moved in: turkey vultures, breakfasting on newborn calf Agnes’ umbilical cord.

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Love the design of those perforate (see-through) nostrils. Easier to clean after their heads have been buried in a carcass, I imagine.

Three turkey vultures eat calf's umbilical cord

And those blue eyelids. Oh, my.

Three turkey vultures

 

Two turkey vultures eat a discarded placenta

 

turkey vulture eats calf's umbilical cord

“He has made everything beautiful in its time.”
—Ecclesiastes 3:11

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Love the outdoors? I can take you there. Rural & wild PNW posts and photos from a naturalist, faith writer, and author of three books, including the award-winning novel Sugar Birds. Member of Redbud Writers Guild.

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