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Flock Carnivores Discovered!
>about Black Vultures that have turned to preying on livestock in farms
>surrounding a large Virgina military base where these birds migrate to during
>the winter. (Paraphrasing) One farmer has stated that he has lost 20 animals
>to these birds over the last 30 years! This year alone, 16 farmers allege
>loosing livestock to the vultures.
Err...frankly, after centuries of farmer eye-witness accounts of the
terrific carnage inflicted on their flocks by hawks and eagles, I
would have have to say that this item's believability is just this
side of the National Inquirer. While I have no doubt that these birds
can be found snacking on dead livestock, after _years_ of hearing farmers
blaming ten-pound hawks for the deaths of 150-lb sheep, I would have to
see the attack with my own eyes before I'd buy this. In fact, I'd presume
from the very outset the farmers were lying through their teeth until