Growing vulture population calling Woodlands Parkway bridge home (The Villager)

Photo Courtesy of The Villager

Photo Courtesy of The Villager

By Beth Marshall

Vultures are known as nature’s cleanup crew. They take care of animal remains and are an important part in the circle of life. But what happens when a large buzzard population dwells in a heavily human populated area?

“They are nature’s ‘garbage collectors’ as they consume large quantities of carrion,” Keith Arnold, professor emeritus at Texas A&M University said. “However, that sometimes results in the vulture becoming carrion – feeding on road kills and becoming victims of traffic.”

 

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