Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.

1.23.2007

Mmm, dinner

Weirdest thing to see on the way home from running errands: about eight vultures hanging around the front yard of a house around the corner from our place. It was a bit disconcerting.

Then, I see the appeal: a dead oppossum in the front yard. Check it out on the bottom left part of the picture. Hmmm, yummy. Was gross watching them pick at the carcass, too.

I didn't have my camera for the first swing by, but thought Hot Rod would delight in seeing this on the way home, so we went by to see it. The vultures were not happy with my presence across the street snapping pictures from the minivan, so several flew off before the shutter snapped. It is weird that we are in the city, but still in the country. There isn't a way to any of the three kids' different schools in which we don't pass some sort of livestock, whether it is cows or horses.

3 Comments:

  • At 10:08 AM, January 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    One of the reasons I wanted to live on the east side of Denton was just that - fields, horses, cows, etc. Too bad the development on this side of town is swallowing it up.

    A couple of years ago I saw vultures sitting on top of the street lights on Colorado Blvd - on the way to the hospital, near all those new doctors' offices. A little scary....

    LB

     
  • At 6:45 PM, January 25, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    We have falcons that nest on the roof of my building at work. Sometimes, they will swoop down and catch an unsuspecting pidgeon or seagull in mid air, then take them to a ledge and ravishly eat them... sometimes walking back from lunch, you can see a shower of feathers falling to the ground.

    Disgusting, but clearly nature at work.

     
  • At 10:27 PM, January 25, 2007, Anonymous Army of Dad said…

    All right Kelly, now you have to invite me up to your work...that would be COOL to watch!!!

    I wouldn't get any work done if I worked there though.

     

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