Vultures eat woman's body in 50 minutes after fall off cliff

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#1 May 10, 2013
A woman was eaten by vultures after falling off a cliff in the French Pyrénées, International Business Times reported.

The French woman, whose name has not been released, was hiking Friday in the area with two friends. According to the Times, she attempted a shortcut through the mountain range, located on the border with Spain, but fell off a cliff and died.

The Times reported she died before being eaten by the vultures.

United Press International said she fell about 980 feet. According to UPI, it took the vultures about 50 minutes to eat the 52-year-old's body. They left behind nothing but her bones, clothes and shoes.

Major Didier Pericou told The Times of Europe, "When we first went out in the helicopter looking for the body, we saw numerous vultures without realizing what they were doing."

Pericou added that the incident has reignited calls from local farmers to allow hunting of the birds.

The Times reported that Pyrénéan farmers have been demanding the right to shoot the birds, known as Griffon Vultures, because they've been attacking sheep and cows.

But the species is protected in France and has lost access to its normal diet of carcasses due to European health and safety regulations.

http://news.msn.com/world/vultures-eat-womans...

(before the quips start. I pay my respect to the lady)

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#2 May 10, 2013
My respects as well.

But 50 minutes? That's nothing. Geno usually finishes off the cat dude in under 2 minutes.

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#4 May 10, 2013
DC tells it like it is wrote:
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(before the quips start. I pay my respect to the lady)
Amen, a bummer way to go.
[Start quips] She should be posthumously awarded for the most generous donation to worldwildlife.org , the in the past 25 years.
A nod from greenburialcouncil.org would seem apropos. Not to forget honorable mention from The Body Farm~ www.jeffersonbass.com [end quips/]
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#5 May 10, 2013
It normally would have taken the vultures 20 minutes, but it was a French woman.... so it took them longer because they had to endure the odor more so than they normally would.

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#6 May 10, 2013
The Italian Stallion wrote:
It normally would have taken the vultures 20 minutes, but it was a French woman.... so it took them longer because they had to endure the odor more so than they normally would.
LoL.

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#7 May 10, 2013
Piranhas with wings~

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#9 May 10, 2013
Please pass the Grey Poupon....
*sorry, couldn't resist*
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#10 May 10, 2013
Brandiiiiiiii wrote:
Please pass the Grey Poupon....
*sorry, couldn't resist*
*Im going to hell*
It's offbeat, anything goes, especially funny posts like yours!

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#11 May 10, 2013
Brandiiiiiiii wrote:
Please pass the Grey Poupon....
*sorry, couldn't resist*
*Im going to hell*
I brought the article to Offbeat for the chuckle. Is another one about a hippo. Same reason.

By all means...have fun with it.

Just in case we are all wrong..I'll have a drink waiting for you when you get here. Hell ...that is.

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#12 May 10, 2013
DondoDork wrote:
<quoted text>It's offbeat, anything goes, especially funny posts like yours!
Thank you, you are kind!

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#13 May 10, 2013
DC tells it like it is wrote:
<quoted text>I brought the article to Offbeat for the chuckle. Is another one about a hippo. Same reason.

By all means...have fun with it.

Just in case we are all wrong..I'll have a drink waiting for you when you get here. Hell ...that is.
Thanks! I'll put my order in so its waiting...just in case... Margarita on the rocks with extra salt.

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#14 May 10, 2013
Brandiiiiiiii wrote:
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Thanks! I'll put my order in so its waiting...just in case... Margarita on the rocks with extra salt.
Got it!

Just in case....See you then~

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