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Turkey Vultures Staying Cool

On some of the hot days we’ve had recently, my thoughts have turned to Turkey Vultures and their ingenious way of staying cool. They defecate on their legs and the subsequent evaporation cools the birds while strong acids kill bacteria.

2 responses

  1. Oh boy, I’ll have to try that. Now to get up into that tree!

    May 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

    • Susan Holland

      Oh Kay, you have given me a chuckle – good luck with the climb!

      May 30, 2012 at 1:16 pm

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