German Police have trained three vultures to become ‘detectives’ who find bodies. The vultures could potentially be better than sniffer dogs because, well, they can fly. One problem: the vultures might peck at the bodies they find.
Named Sherlock, Miss Marple and Colombo, the three vultures all have keen eyesight and an acute sense of smell. The idea is that birds could do a better job in handling rough terrain and scanning larger areas. Which is great and all but I hope the police remember that vultures are scavengers. So don’t be surprised if a body is missing a couple eyeballs and has more flesh wounds than it should because of the vultures. [BBC]
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