Vulture is well represented in literature, history and mythology. In Iraq, Vulture bones were found in burial chambers that were carbon dated back some ten or eleven millenia. Ancient Egypt worshipped Vulture as one of their deities. West African and Amazonian tribes held Vulture to be the King of the birds. Assyrians and Persian armies carried standards with the royal emblem of Vulture. The Greeks saw Vulture as a descendent of the Griffin. The Christian bible is filled with references to Hebraic words and phrases that are frequently translated as Eagle, but many biblical scholars believe that it was Vulture that was actually meant. Vulture's keen eyesight and effortless flight attracted many cultures to respect him. We do too. A lot of people shudder when they see Vulture, but he is an important member of our community. He feeds on carrion. The Ranch would be a much different place without him.