Friday, June 30, 2006

Launch time

As mentioned before, NASA planned to trap Black and Turkey Vultures temporarily in preparation for the July 1 launch of the shuttle Discovery. That effort began yesterday, and officials expect about 150 vultures to spend a short time behind bars and out of harm's way. That was one of various measures meant to ensure that birds do not strike the shuttle and possibly damage it.

Turkey Vulture courtesy of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

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