TERROR FROM THE SKY
Vultures have shifted from scavenging carcasses to killing newborn livestock
These days, wolves, coyotes and other predators are not the only threat to newborn livestock. A USDA report on cattle and calf losses shows that vultures are responsible for 10% of all calves lost to predators. Often called “nature’s garbage disposals” because they eat animal carcasses as they scavenge the countryside, black vultures have become so brazen — or desperate — that they are now widely reported to be preying on live animals only minutes out of the womb, as well as ravaging the compromised mother.