Modern day dragons.

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Modern day dragons.

The natural diet of these birds is bones. Not just bone marrow — actual bone shards. They pick up huge bones from carcasses and drop them onto rocks until they get spiky pieces and then they swallow them. Their stomach acid dissolves bone. When sufficiently threatened, they’ve been observed to deliberately puke on the threat.

Modern day dragons.

They aren’t naturally red like that. That’s self-applied makeup. They find the reddest earth they can to work into their feathers as a status symbol.

Modern day dragons.

They don’t scavenge other parts of carcases, just the bones. 85-90% of their diet is exclusively bone. Hence why it’s only a myth that these birds would just pick up whole lambs and carry them off. It’s not true, but in German they’re still called Lämmergeier as a result.

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9 responses to “Modern day dragons.”

  1. skellious says:

    if you wanted to make that more german you should say: “this is a Lämmergeier. It geieren lämmer.” lämmer is already the plural.

  2. Abso says:

    It’s never needed.

  3. dadinplaid says:

    Just for that I’m downvoting his comment!

  4. NoOtherExplanationIsPossible says:

    Darude- Sandstorm

  5. ilikewhenitssunny says:

    What animal is this?!

  6. Slenkamure says:


  7. SamKat42 says:

    Fuck. That. Movie.

  8. Hooskiy says:

    I hate fucking birds but this guy right here my favorite animal hands down middle picture metal AF 10/10

  9. Magnivore says:

    Yeah it would have been nice to see that anywhere in the post instead of it being requested.

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