vulturesPosted: April 8, 2013
It’s Day 8 of the WEGO Health Activists Writer’s Month Challenge (HAWMC), and today’s challenge is to compare my “condition” to an animal. If my “condition” were an animal, it would be a vulture.
Think about it: vultures are gross and scary. They’re predatory. They’re creepy. And no one wants to have a vulture anywhere near them. Every time I see a vulture I feel creeped out. If I see several vultures gathered together, particularly if they’re roosting rather than feeding, I feel the urge to make a speedy exit.
Although they’re creepy, I did enjoy learning these vulture-related tidbits: When vultures circle prey from the sky, this movement is called a kettle. A group of vultures is called a wake, committee, venue, kettle, or volt. The term kettle refers to vultures in flight, while committee, volt, and venue refer to vultures resting in trees. Wake is reserved for a group of vultures that are feeding.
Whatever they’re doing, vultures are nasty. Just like my “condition.”