(5.2) FLORA and FAUNA: AERO the Turkey Vulture of the Ocklawaha
"AERO" the Turkey Vulture of the Ocklawaha River, Florida
Survivor of a Bow and Arrow Attack
An Information, Opinion, & Photos Report
By Ocklawahaman Paul Nosca
Photos by Captain Erika Ritter & Ocklawahaman Paul Nosca
Created: 19 June 2013
Last Revised: 30 May 2015
NOTE: Click-on individual photos to enlarge them!
Captain Erika and I first noticed "AERO" the turkey vulture survivor of the Ocklawaha River Valley at Eureka, Florida back in January of 2010. AERO was the victim of a "bow and arra" [bow and arrow] attack by some unknown outdoor outlaw "perp" in this area. We were amazed that he/she was still alive and could fly with a target arrow protruding out of his/her back and breast. We have not observed AERO soaring above the Ocklawaha since October 2012. We assume the worst. R.I.P. AERO!. You were, without any doubt, ONE TOUGH BUZZARD!
Nosca, P. 2015. "Aero the turkey vulture of the Ocklawaha" webpage report. "Paul Nosca's bass fishing photos" website. Paul Nosca, Eureka, FL.