Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Iquitos, Peru: The Great Yellow-headed Vulture

Jorge Samsa awoke one morning to find he had been transformed into a giant vulture.

Being of a philosophical turn of mind Jorge's first thought was, “Thank God I'm not a giant cockroach like my cousin Gregor.”

But then, what exactly was Jorge, now that he found himself to be a big, ugly bird? He looked into the mirror and squawked in horror as he saw that not only was he a two kilogram black vulture, but that in his weird transformation he had rearrived in this life as – Horror! – bald! Jorge Samsa was now a Greater Yellow-headed Amazonian vulture.

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