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From: Nancy Stabile
Minooka, IL
I saw a large bird near a pond on Black road in west Joliet. It had an orange-red head and black feathers on the rest of its lower body. Do you know what it is?

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From: Laura Kammin
Visiting Extension Specialist, Pollution Prevention
Extension-Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant College Program
Turkey vultures have red heads and black feathers. It is possible that an animal died near the pond and the vulture was scavenging the carcass.

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