Tribute to the Turkey
Most like their turkey with a side of dumplings, cranberry sauce, and maybe some twice baked potatoes. Here at the Cove, the “turkey” is plentiful, but we’d be lying if we said we had any desire to stuff our turkey and dress it on the table. You see, our type of turkey, it likes to eat dead animals and then shamelessly throw them up. It loves to seep its talons and bald head into stinky, slimy flesh, and then roast in the hot sun. While some may consider this turkey as an “Organic” or “Free-Range” or “Locally Grown” option, we are going to stick to eatin’ the turkey that grandma fixes and HIGHLY suggest you do the same!
This turkey that we’re talking about, is called the “Turkey Vulture” and is yes, in fact a vulture (not a turkey!). Though these guys are creepy and disgusting, they hold a special place in our hearts here at the Cove. Not to mention they are super vital to our functioning high desert ecosystem, their niche is to eat and decompose dead animals. Without them, we would see many more dead animals hanging around for a longer duration of time, and smelling rather foul!
To wish you a Happy Thanksgiving, the Interp Team has provided you with the following collection of Turkey Vulture photos and fun, disgusting facts just to build up that appetite before the big feast! Happy Thanksgiving, what are you thankful for this year?!