There was a random visitor to our backyard the other day.
Have you ever seen anything quite so ugly? He kind looks like cross between a bald chicken and a turkey.
...okay, until he opened his wings. Those were pretty cool.
I'm not sure why he was in our yard. To the best of my knowledge there is nothing dead on our property, but he didn't look like he was looking for dead things. He circled around a few times, landed on the fence, and started surveying the tall grass like it was his. XD
He looks pretty comfortable up there...
Will finally plinked him with the BB gun, (a) to scare him off and (b) so I could try to get another picture of him taking off. (Don't worry, the BB gun is really, REALLY weak--he had to aim about five inches above the buzzard to compensate for the arc/lack of power from the gun.)
He finally flew off, I got my picture, and he must have been irritated because he didn't come back. XD Considering that some of the cats have a habit of lying motionless for hours at a time it's probably a good thing that he's gone...but just in case I ought to double-check the feline population. XD
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