(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.


Email: ocklawahaman1@gmail.com