The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #3970036
Posted By: Bee-dubya-ell
05-Jan-19 - 07:12 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Yes, vulture poop is not a pleasant thing to have rained down upon one's head. And if you should ever spook a roosting flock by, say, walking out your front door when a bunch of them have decided to roost in that pine tree in your yard (yes, I speak from firsthand experience), pooping is exactly what they'll do. I suppose it's a fright response. It's like their little vulture brains tell them to jettison as much excess weight as possible so they can fly away faster. And the sound of an entire flock taking flight at once is like thunder.

Unfortunately, the flock that's been roosting nearby seems to have moved to more putrid pastures. It could be because I was burning the sawed up remains of a lightning-struck tree today. I imagine vultures are spooked by smoke. They aren't smart enough to know the difference between a small controlled fire and one that's going to set their feathers afire. They just smell smoke and go the other way.