I was sitting under the palm trees keeping an eye on Max this morning. He was chasing anoles, looking for squirrels on the fence, carrying a toy around, checking behind the shed–his usual activities.

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Overhead I saw black birds gathering, soaring in circles high in the sky. They were black vultures, and there were lots of them–at least thirty or forty, too many to fit in one photo without making them look like black specks.

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Three black vultures.

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And a single vulture by itself.

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Max was happy to see his friend Richard come outside, and they ran to meet at the fence,

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Max and Richard look a lot alike, close to the same coloring with the same big ears and black snouts, except that Richard is smaller.

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