These Black Vultures were found in a field bordering Locust Drive (F.M. 2164) north of Denton, Texas. They were feeding on a Coyote carcass.

It would appear that the Coyote was the victim of collision with an automobile. Evidently, the impact was not immediately fatal. The Coyote had managed to move himself off the road, up an embankment, and through a barbed-wire fence before expiring.

Black Vulture in background. Coyote carcass indicated by red arrow
Two Black Vultures were present
Another look at the Coyote
The big birds were getting nervous from the attention
One vulture moved further from the road
The other fled

 

County Denton
City Denton
Date Mar 3, 2005
Time of Day Afternoon
Temperature Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C)
Weather Cloudy
Habitat Undeveloped-Field
Type of Behavior Feeding
Gender Uncertain
Maturity Adult
Observer Chris Jackson
Main Article Black Vulture Observation Location