Seen, in large numbers, on Christmas Day 2012 in Addicks Reservoir in West Houston. Note that the black vultures -- unlike other animals -- are not deliberately kept on park grounds as zoo animals, but visit with pot-bellied pigs and exotic birds in their pens when not out on patrol high above the highways looking for road-kill.
Peaceful cross-species co-existence, apparently.
|American Black Vultures hanging out at the pig pen at Pioneers Park|
|Vulture soaring above the canopy of trees in Addicks Reservoir at dusk|