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Apr 22, 2012

I Kid You Not

For those of you who know me, my history with animals and insects, will appreciate this little encounter.  Saturday afternoon, I watered my little garden, walked around the yard for a time and headed back into the house for dinner. Mom and I had a pleasant dinner and as I was clearing the table, I looked out on my back porch area and spotted this critter just standing there eyeballing Mom and me through the sliding glass doors.
Can you say..... Eeeeeeeeeek!
OMG, that's a buzzard.........a ..... buzzzzzz.......ard!
After I stopped screaming and running around in a circle, I grabbed my camera, cause that what us blogger do..... we are always looking for a photo op..... although this was NOT what I had in mind.
I was able to snap 3 photos before he hopped off over the fence and into the field.
Whew! That was close. I think his wing is broken or injured because he made no attempt to fly and believe me I was shooing him away with vigor!!
I don't know if you can see it but look closely at his beak area.... there's a hole in that area..... yep, a hole. That's his perforated nostrils. To learn more about the Turkey Vulture click on the LINK. It will tell you more than you want to know, believe me.

I hope that the poor vulture/buzzard, as they are known here in Texas, get well or moves on... if this keeps up, I just might have to check into a "nervous hospital"....... for those of you who are fans of Sling Blade, you will recognize that little phrase.


Barb said...

You are way tooo funny but I guess it would creep me out to have a buzzard watching me through a window.

JustCindy said...

I would have flipped my lid if I had saw that thing looking at me. So glad I no longer live in the country.

Needled Mom said...

I really dislike those buggers!!!! Ick!

Lani said...

euuu Im NRA want me to come ge rid of it!

Sandra :) said...

LOL oh my, I checked out the link and you're right - some of that information was definitely more than I wanted to know - like how it cools itself, how it forages, and how it defends itself - he's not exactly in the the upper class of the bird kingdom ... ROTFL!!!

Gene Black said...

You are keeping some strange company. LOL.

I hope he goes away soon..you don't want him to die there...his friends will come for the "funeral" to help "bury" him.

Doniene said...

Okay, okay, sister, I saw the picture and was already chuckling and by the time I finished the post it was a full blown laugh!!! Only you would have a buzzard on their porch!!! Hope he stays away - no "nervous hospital" for you!!

Have a buzzardless week!!

Pokey said...

Incredible! We watch them from a bit farther away, lol

Pat said...

We have them here and they are creepy....but I've not been "unlucky" enough to see one that up close and personal!!!


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