Florida here. Dead cow is nothing but bones after 3 days in open pasture. Pasco county.
I see vultures in the dumpsters all the time behind restaurants....
Some years we get buzzards so bad there will be close to 100 circling over a cow off by herself looking for a place to calf.
2) Florida heretoo! A neighbor watched as one of her chickenswhich was moribund, but alivewas 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.