Friday, June 10, 2011

Vultures over Aruba!

Aruba is normally a tropical paradise, and it's weird to see circling vultures over this pristine island.

Last summer there was a flood of turkey vultures in Aruba who flew-in from South America following the scent of carrion!

They say that the reason for the vulture invasion was the drought which caused over 100 feral donkeys to die from thirst.

It’s interesting that they would fly over the open ocean in pursuit of rotting flesh.