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Vultures eat woman's body in 50 minutes after fall off cliff [protected species in France]
Reuters ^ | May 7, 2013 | Enrique Calvo

Posted on 05/09/2013 9:16:06 AM PDT by LurkedLongEnough

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To: LurkedLongEnough
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51 posted on 05/09/2013 10:02:21 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: LurkedLongEnough
I download and watch a lot of UK programs, especially those shows that deal with restoring old properties. It seems that the various bat populations there are endangered, and when renovating historically listed buildings, one has to provide the bats residing there, with a place to roost. One set of buildings in particular was an Oast, or hop kiln where they would dry the hops. When it was discovered that a particular species of endangered bats were living in one end of the set of buildings, the owners had to work their renovations around the schedule of the bats leaving the roost in the fall. I know bats provide an important chain in nature's system, but personally, I'd have a hard time being told I had to spend extra money and time to accommodate some bats.

I love British history and architecture, but I have a hard time understanding why people wanting to restore old listed buildings have to jump through multiple hoops to do so. In many cases, it takes years to get planning permission before renovations can even begin. In the meantime, more damage to the building(s) can occur, which then costs more money for the purchaser. It's no wonder that people run out of money, or they die while waiting for permission to begin work. While I can appreciate the desire for these buildings to be accurately restored, one would think that they would make it easier for people to begin saving these old properties.

52 posted on 05/09/2013 10:06:53 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: LurkedLongEnough

“Buzzards gotta eat same as worms”- Josie Wales


53 posted on 05/09/2013 10:08:44 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: Jonty30

Vultures prefer dead animals. If hungry, they will attack any immobilized creature. If really hungry, the animal need not be all that immobilized.


54 posted on 05/09/2013 10:10:07 AM PDT by dangus (Poverty cannot be eradicated as long as the poor remain dependent on the state - Pope Francis)
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55 posted on 05/09/2013 10:11:01 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: LurkedLongEnough
And here we are, observing the grace and beauty of the nearly extinct species [fill in the blank]. Nearly wiped out by man for no reason other than the cause of capitalistic greed, we see [fill in the blank] restored to it's natural environment doing what comes naturally OH MY GOD! WHAT IS IT DOING! IT'S EATING THAT PERSON - NO! WHO THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA?!? WHY?!?!? WWWWWHHHHYYYY?!?
56 posted on 05/09/2013 10:13:01 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: dfwgator

“The Circle of Life.....”

Maybe Rep. Elijah Cummings D-MD needs to take a junket visit the French cliffs to experience it first hand.


57 posted on 05/09/2013 10:16:26 AM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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Maybe Rep. Elijah Cummings D-MD needs to take a junket visit the French cliffs to experience it first hand.

To my understanding, they eat carrion, not crap.

58 posted on 05/09/2013 10:30:35 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: LurkedLongEnough

Who knows for certain she was dead before being vulturized?


59 posted on 05/09/2013 10:42:16 AM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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To: George from New England; bgill
1) My thought, exactly. Maybe she actually survived the fall!

2) Florida here—too! A neighbor watched as one of her chickens—which was moribund, but alive—was carried off by a Turkey Vulture to a nearby rooftop.

3) Before the Interstates came into existence in the 50s-60s, we seldom saw Turkey Vultures in Florida.

60 posted on 05/09/2013 11:10:42 AM PDT by Does so (Progressives Don't Know the Meaning of INFRINGED...)
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To: Does so

Thanksgiving 2012 had 10 chickens. Found we thought we could free range them.

They survived fine til early March 2013. Then the predators got our address.

Lost 5 in a week. Have to keep them coop’ed and run’ned up all day now. We give them free range for the hour sometimes before dark, when we can be present and watch the skies for them.


61 posted on 05/09/2013 11:13:59 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: LurkedLongEnough

Will you please be so kind as to pass the Grey Poupon.


62 posted on 05/09/2013 11:15:20 AM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: Kriggerel
In some Tibetan Buddhist sects, that sort of thing is called a “Sky Burial”, and it’s considered a great honour.

It's hard digging graves in rock.

63 posted on 05/09/2013 11:33:34 AM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: LurkedLongEnough

only 50 minutes?

My guess it was a 105 lb woman, not some of the 350 lb ladies I see at the mall.


64 posted on 05/09/2013 11:54:45 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: MrB

Your chickens drive a tractor? Is this on YouTube?


65 posted on 05/09/2013 12:04:32 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: tet68
The mythical Griffin:


66 posted on 05/09/2013 12:29:07 PM PDT by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the Muskets of the 21st Century. Free men need not ask permission.)
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To: LurkedLongEnough

As Clint Eastwood pointed out as justification for not burying someone...

“Vultures gotta eat, same as worms.”


67 posted on 05/09/2013 12:36:48 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: Theoria

The Outlaw Josey Wales. Great line.


68 posted on 05/09/2013 12:45:54 PM PDT by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal! ,)
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