Frontier Former Editor

March 26, 2006

I’ve decided on my next pet . . .

Filed under: pets — Frontier Former Editor @ 11:04 am

When, of course, I decide to take on the care and feeding of another animal.

I saw this article in one of my competitors’ newspapers and pulled out the comp paper they send us.

The turkey buzzard, if their article reads correctly, is basically a big, friendly, winged mutt that just happens to live on carrion. Apparently it doesn’t kill live prey but hangs around with these black vultures that do.

And turkey buzzards also have a digestive system that kills all bacteria – ergo, they’re pretty clean birds.

If I had one, all I’d have to do is take it to work and stop at the nearest convenient road kill. I did a little research on the web to check out this story, and turkey buzzards seem to be capable of adopting humans and of being pretty sociable animals.

Besides, I kind of like the image of having a red-headed, harmless harbinger of death on my shoulder. Beats training a parrot to talk. Beau—-tiful plumage!

“Polly wanna possum?”

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