Turkey vultures are the unofficial cleanup crew at California parks and beaches. They have a life span of up to 20 years and a key defense system: they vomit when bothered.
I doubt if a sports team will be named after the turkey vultures that perch on towering evergreens in Sacramento. They are nature’s Dracula, disposing of carrion in parks and fields. The city does have a Triple-A baseball team, the River Cats, named for the feral and fierce felines that hang out with vultures alongContinue reading “Sacramento Vultures”
“Look at those giant hawks,” yelled one person. As I neared the scene, the hawks became two turkey vultures fighting over carrion at Carmel State Beach. This bird is protected by federal law as it provides a clean up service at no charge.