Condor Watch Talk

Subject: ACW00034ej

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  • brittanymitchell by brittanymitchell

    ugggh it just keeps descending into a more disgusting mess...

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  • wreness by wreness moderator

    Only 1 condor here so far as we watch this rot into jello. I think its actually a psychological experiment to see which of us puke first. 😛

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  • ElisabethB by ElisabethB moderator

    😄

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  • DZM by DZM admin

    I legitimately wonder what was so repulsive about this particular carcass that even most carrion birds stayed away...

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  • wreness by wreness moderator

    Only a guess but bones are so huge its like an iron cage to get to the meat? Needs to fester more 😃 Been there since 1/26 😛

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  • vjbakker by vjbakker scientist

    Esp in light of this article http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/vultures-use-acid-nasty-bacteria-to-digest-rotting-flesh-1.2849921.

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  • wreness by wreness moderator

    Actually this is haunting many with each photo so ask a Scientist. If we have to look at it they have to look at it 😃 will post on board

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  • vjbakker by vjbakker scientist

    I have heard the condors have definite preferences and dead calf is just sameold sameold, while dead deer is a treat

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  • DZM by DZM admin

    I saw that same article, @vjbakker; it made me think instantly of this poor, sad carcass!

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  • wreness by wreness moderator

    re: stomach acid that kills bacteria- TuVu projectile vomit 'at' things as defense mechanism so getting hit would be really xtra special 😛

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  • vjbakker by vjbakker scientist

    Okay ya'll, I've sent out queries to the folks who provision these, asking what could be wrong with this absolutely delicious looking horse

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  • CatchATiger by CatchATiger

    A gross, intellectual discussion with moderator-scientist- ZooTeam person about vomit-rotting carcass-bacteria. I love this site 😃

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  • vjbakker by vjbakker scientist

    See the responses I got here: http://goo.gl/3qHuzK

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