One creature’s misfortune is another’s meal. A reader sent in this picture of a reportedly HUGE turkey vulture about to snack on a raccoon at the corner of Essex Ave. and Warren St. in Bloomfield the other day.
I slowed when I saw large objects in the road ahead of me. It turned out to be a turkey vulture ( I confirmed this by looking at many pics of them on Google before writing this) picking at the carcass of a rather large raccoon. The bird was trying to pull the whole raccoon out of the road where the cars kept disturbing him when an official Township of Bloomfield truck arrived & took the dead animal. I wasn’t able to capture the true scale of this bird on film, but it was HUGE!! When it looked at me I got a bit nervous & retreated to my car.
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