Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by ranchhand, Oct 26, 2009.

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  1. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    I am in near PANIC mode! This was an omen of the worst sort!

    This afternoon my black Lab was hysterically barking for a time. I went out to see what had him so upset and it's VULTURES! We have an 80+ foot oak that was killed by a double lightning strike- it has shed many branches, but there are some stubs left. It's only 20 feet from the front porch.

    There were eight vultures sitting on the branch stubs, all staring at me and the dog! They wouldn't leave, no matter how much I shouted and waved things at them. The dog was going crazy but he was cowering at the same time. Not his usual agressive behaviour.

    I finally got the camera and despite the shaking got a few pics. I want witness in case it's me that goes! Couldn't get them all in the pics, but I scared them off a bit- or at least made them fly lazily off. They weren't scared at all!

    I finally managed to go to the store- there are no dead animals anywhere around. WHY are they still here??? When I got back they were all in the tree again!



    I an SO freaked out. I called DH and told him to be extra careful, but what if something happens to one of us???? I can't bear to think about it! [​IMG]

    What does this mean?
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2009
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    It probably means they're taking a break on their migration south....or do you have them year round? They're only here from about March thru the beginning of October. I doubt that it means anything bad......we have them hanging around here all the time in the summer.
  3. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Who do you want to do your eulogy?
  4. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 19, 2009
    They know something you don't. Like something out there is dead. If vultures were a bad omen we would be in even worse shape than we are. We have lots of vultures. Some times more than others. They are not an omen. They are just big black ugly birds.
  5. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    They are birds.
    I see them all the time around here in 10+ flocks.

    I saw atleast 25-35 circling the sky down the street the other day.
  6. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    Freaky aren't they!!

    I can totally relate. Across the street from my house is all woods. But standing out amongst the trees is a tree that I say looks like one of the ones from the Jungle Book. The day we came to do a walkthrough before buying the house, we looked across the street and that tree was filled with around 10 Vultures. That was over 5 yrs ago and we have all been fine since. But I can't say I didn't have a passing thought about not buying the house!
  7. jbowen9

    jbowen9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2009
    southwest Virginia
    Alot of times they cant get up in the air because of no updraft so they sit and wait I hope that is what they was doing.
  8. GaNewChick

    GaNewChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    McDonough, Ga.
  9. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Yup, What Katy says. We have a flock that live here in the mountains most of the year and do fly overs all the time.
  10. beefy

    beefy Flamingo Daddy-o

    Apr 21, 2007
    South Georgia
    ignore all those optimistic posters, it really means the end is near.
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