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.”