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German cops have recruited three vultures which they reckon could prove handy in locating corpses, the BBC reports. The trio of airborne detectives – dubbed Columbo, Miss Marple and Sherlock – have just completed a training exercise at the Weltvogelpark (World Bird Park) Walsrode in Lower Saxony, in which a delicious "piece of …

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WTF?

"German Police locate McDonalds restaurant"

"Leftovers were ecologically removed from the dustbin".

In other words, there seem to be more complications, especially with those birds raised on frozen&reheated day-old chicks.

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"concerns that the flying Ironsides might swoop down and feast on the evidence"

Better than not finding it and having it finished off by the local crows, rodents, maggots, etc.

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Black Helicopters

Solution to prevent evidence munching

Nail their beaks shut

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Gimp

Talking of rodents..

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/6041241/Rat-eating-plant-discovered-in-Philippines.html

Yeugh!!!

(Icon, 'cos it looks like it should..)

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A missed opportunity

I'm amazed this wasn't sponsored by Vulture Central.

"The trio of airborne detectives - dubbed Lester, Sarah and Andrew"

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Name Fail

Columbo, Miss Marple and Sherlock are the wrong names!

The should have been:

Register, Newsflash and Exposed

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Somehow...

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...El Reg needs to be involved in this. Vulture-Cam (tm) Etc.

*Sherlock Icon arrived just in time.

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Find out when they're operating

and send up PARIS to give them a hand / birds-eye view!

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Hmmmmm

Actually thats a pretty smart idea. Not the eating bit obviously!

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So can dogs...

...that's why you muzzle them.

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Hmmm...

Being the scavengers that they are (the vultures, not the cops), I fear the German police might end up finding far more road kill and discarded picnic sandwiches than corpses.

As for eating the evidence, that's easy, you just need a remote detonator button, and some spare vultures (I suspect they might have already thought of this idea given that they have 3).

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Mushroom

interesting idea

I can see the do gooder tree huggers having an issue with the concept of evidential protection through vulture detonation.

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Meh

Post the bugger!

Didn't you read the title??? It's Friday, FFS!!!

"Regrettably, it seems that looking after a h'donkey has caused the cheese to finally slide off Lester's cracker."

Like I said, 'tis friday...

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It's really something

they can sink their beaks into.

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German vulture officers identify concealed corpses

If the German vulture cops were to ever go rogue, there might be more than just a passing concern. The highly corrosive stomach acid vultures depend upon to safely digest bacteria-riddled carcasses can also be used as a weapon.

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