Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Dog vs. buzzards at Cannelton

There is something about buzzards that makes me want to photograph them. I don't do a lot of wildlife photography, because it's not high on my list of interests. But when I see a vulture or a heron, I want to get a picture if I can.

Buzzards are nature's biohazard removal system. Or, as the title of one book I have at home calls them, buzzards are "nature's ghastly gourmet."

We all know buzzards like to feast on dead animals, but on expansion seals at Ohio River locks and dams? Apparently so.

According to this article in The Waterways Journal, the Corps of Engineers has called in a dog to live at the dam full-time and keep the vultures away.

Who'd a thunk it?