If you happen to perish while hiking the Pyrennees

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Re: If you happen to perish while hiking the Pyrennees

Postby Wildernessjane » Tue May 07, 2013 5:30 am

After reading that article, I think I would be far more worried about being eaten alive by vultures. If they are desperate enough to take out a live cow, I probably wouldn't stand a chance. I assume that farmer didn't just stand by idly watching.
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Re: If you happen to perish while hiking the Pyrennees

Postby peter303 » Tue May 07, 2013 6:13 am

There are some places in the Everglades where they warn you about vultures eating the plastic parts of cars like windshield seals, etc. Sure enough at my first stop a couple years ago there were several dozen vultures circling the parking lot. The sign says they go after cars parked in the shade first. And when I returned from the hike there was a bunch feasting on a car in the shade. They are so used to humans that they ignore people shouting at them. Someone has to beat them with a stick to get them to leave.

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