Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Los Zopilotes

For a period of about 3 weeks we had ourselves a scene straight out of Alfred Hitchcock's the birds. The largest, biggest birds I had ever seen just seemed to be circling the skies right above us. And there weren't a few of them. There were hundreds of them.

But I never saw them land, just circling- round and round. I didn't know what they were. I asked my landscaper and he replied, "Zopilotes".

Apparently that word was not previously in my Spanish vocabulary. It means "buzzard" and these are turkey buzzards. They are huge and scary looking. Thankfully, they don't attack living things only dead things.

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