A turkey vulture, or as they are called here in Pennsylvania, a turkey buzzard, dives in to grab lunch.  Todays menu, a hapless squirrel that did not look both ways before he crossed the road.     Turkey vultures are community birds roosting in large groups.  In rural Pennsylvania, agricultural activity lends plenty for the scavengers to feast on.  It feeds solely on carrion, relying on keen eyesight and smell to detect decaying flesh.  They keep the roads clean, although, they do not seem to have an appetite for roadkill skunks.   Figures.  Even the most rapacious opportunist scavengers apparently have limits.


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