Vulture Mystery Solved
While driving through a major city in the American tropics on recent afternoon, I noticed a turkey vulture standing in a puddle at the edge of the road.
"That's strange!" I thought. "I wonder why that TV is doing that?"
I looked skyward and saw another adult vulture, then several more, soaring overhead, just above the roof of a nearby store.
"Is there something dead on top of that roof? Why would those vultures be swooping so low over a store?"
Then I noticed the sign on the front of the building and all my questions about vulture behavior were answered. I always thought that vultures located their food by smell. But now I think it may be because they can READ!