It's that time of year again when the hog and deer hunters toss the remains of their successful hunts along the roadsides.
All these carcasses make for easy pickings and the eagles don't miss a beat.
This eagle was a few miles from my house Wednesday as I drove home from Cedar Key. I glimpsed him down a dirt road as I sped past in the JEEP, so I did a U-turn and crept as close as I dared.
What you don't see in the photo is the crowd of about 6 black vultures that were waiting, not too patiently, for the eagle to finish. The eagle definitely ruled this swinish roost.
It was grey, overcast, and not long before sunset, so the video (not HD) is a little grainy.
An approaching car was my signal to end the video, but near the end of the video, the eagle is hopping over to deal with the boldest of the vultures. The neighbor's car turning into the little dirt road ended the scene as eagle and vultures all lifted off.
So did I.