Oct 3, 2006

Vultures and Lovers

Here is the lappet-faced, or nubian vulture. Now here's an association you wouldn't expect: in Southern Africa, the name for these carrion eaters is synonomous with the word for lovers, since these birds are always seen in pairs.

Last night, in an effort to woo my wife, I called her my 'little lappet-faced vulture.' As I tried to fall asleep on the couch I wondered where I went wrong.

Photo courtesy: www.gamereserve.com

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