A woman never anticipated her chance meeting with no fewer than two vultures on her own patio to take such an unexpected turn.
Irene Lev is a woman who has always had a strong affinity for birds, particularly the most defenseless, as well as any little creatures in distress. She has never shied away from rescuing and rehabilitating any little bird in need.
But his fondness for this specific species was put to the test when he discovered a pair of newborn vultures on his land.
“Like the great majority of people, I had never had any form of experience with vultures and was not impressed by their look or the idea that they were scavengers,” Irene explained.
“However, after ministering to these vultures, I fully realized their purpose in my heart,” Irene remarked.
Vultures have the unenviable reputation of being bald, ugly, filthy, and vicious birds. That couldn’t be further from the truth, as Irene would soon discover.
This bird-lover didn’t want to disturb the young vultures since she thought her mother was close, but once one of the chicks perished, she began keeping track of the other.
“I was keeping an eye on him to see if his mother was feeding him. It hissed every time I came too close, so I left it alone. “However, I kept checking on him every day and discovered that his mother never showed there,” Irene explained.
“I began to consider why this infant was entering the house and decided that he must be hungry and thirsty.” He moved even closer to me after I gave him tuna, and I understood he was thirsty. “I offered him water, and he drank virtually the entire dish,” Irene continued.
The vulture would emerge in the garden whenever he was hungry, looking for a food. Irene made sure to set aside a saucer of water for Gerar, as she affectionately referred to him.
“In fact, he was chasing after me like a puppy.” Irene stated, “He liked being around me.”
Gerar grew up and became more self-reliant as time passed. Until one day, the bird flew away and did not return for dinner. Irene was sad to see him depart, but she is confident that she hasn’t gone too far.
“I suppose it flies by all the time because there’s always this lovely vulture in the home,” Irene explained.
Although the small bird is now alone, he has had an influence on Irene’s life, as well as the lives of her friends and family.
“Among my friends, he became a celebrity, and the most remarkable thing is that most people began to perceive vultures in a new light.” They no longer regard them as unattractive birds, but rather as magnificent and lovely,” Irene continued.