I was out running errands today and came across this scene as I was about to turn onto the main street near our hour. Yes, those are vultures, black vultures to be precise, and one is in the process of dealing with a flattened squirrel carcass while the other keeps watch. I pulled over to take this shot and the lookout just eyed me casually while the other one kept butchering the carcass, even lifting it and hauling it closer to the curb so that s/he could keep working while I passed.

Hey, it’s the circle of life. And vultures need to eat, too. Better this than a stinking mass of decayed squirrel once the weather warms up again.