Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Photo That Never Was

There was a message on my phone last night.  From my dad.
[Imagine Harvey Keitel's voice here]:
"....I put leftover chicken in the yard today.....for the birds....and a vulture landed in the yard and ate it....in the yard....a vulture...  then it flew up and sat on that skull you made years ago (a plaster skull I left at the house a long time ago [I didn't make it])....a vulture sitting on a skull...and I don't have a camera....  a VULTURE....on a SKULL....  and I DON'T have a camera....." [mumbles.  hangs up.]

Probably looked exactly like this.

18 comments:

bean said...

Perfect...in so many ways.

Jay's Shadow said...

I take it he doesn't have a cell phone either? Or he just didn't have one with him. Would of been an awesome pic.

Rot said...

I hear people at work talking about how they get emails or texts from their parents...elderly parents...and I think of my folks who barely have cable tv.

Though I have no right passing judgement on them.

Rot said...

...No right passing judgement on them IN THIS CASE...

lady M said...

Vultures are common birds in the US although not in the north in the winter - they migrate. We have the black vulture and the turkey vulture. With all the road kill, they stay pretty well fed. They usually prefer their foodstuff well rank so that must have been some ripe chicken your Dad put in the yard.

lady M said...

Poor Rot - I am know it all your bird reference. Remember that time you had the great blue heron eating out of your fish pond?

ShellHawk said...

That's hilarious!

Jon Glassett said...

Hahahaha...

Rot said...

totally a turkey buzzard.
those things started showing up around here in the 90s and never went away.

Rot said...

i'll do an entry at some point on how we'd be forced to take turkey/chicken bones/leftovers out into the yard when we were young.
my parents were obsessed with feeding birds. and dumping everything organic into the yard....like the middle ages.

Willow Cove said...

I've always wanted to cover a buckey skelly with different meats and lay it out in the yard. And film it time-lapse style.

Sara said...

I can see the similarities. ;) Also, turkey vultures are by far some of the ugliest creatures ever. Next to the wrinkled face bat. Google it.

Woulda been cool to see the vulture on the skull though.

Hal9thou said...

God Damnit!

Jeanne Wright said...

Meat in the yard? Good thing they don't lie out west, they'd be getting coyotes, lions, raccoons, you name it all fighting over it. That is hilarious!

lady M said...

Don't forgot the skunks Jeanne - they would like a bit of that meat

NoahFentz said...

HA!

Pennsylvania Has Vultures.

Jersey has carnivorous squirrels.

Jeff said...

I'm sure it was an incredible sight, love to witness it, Mom had always put bread or for birds...never meat. We'd have an entire raccoon colony setting up camp.

girl6 said...

Gold.
heyyyy wait..
he was feeding chicken to the birds!?!?..
isnt' that some sorta, type of Bird Cannibalism ?
dirrty dirrrty birds!!!.

2 things you never do:
you don't step on superman's cape
& you don't F*** with the harvey keitel.