A woman could not have predicted that a chance meeting with no fewer than two vultures on her own patio would take such an unexpected turn.
Irene Lev is a woman who has always had a strong passion for birds, particularly the most fragile, and for all little creatures in need. She has never shied away from rescuing and rehabilitating any little bird in trouble.
But when he witnessed a pair of newborn vultures on his land, his affection for this stigmatized animal was put to the test.
“I had never had any encounter with vultures, and like the great majority of people, I was unimpressed by their look and the fact that they were scavengers,” Irene explained.
“However, after ministering to these vultures, I definitely realized in my heart their purpose,” Irene said.
Vultures have the unenviable reputation of being bald, ugly, filthy, and nasty birds. But, as Irene quickly discovered, this couldn’t be further from the truth.
This bird-loving woman didn’t want to disturb the young vultures since she suspected her mother was nearby, but after one of the chicks perished, she began keeping watch on the other.
“I had been keeping an eye on him to see if his mother was feeding him or not.” She made hissing sounds whenever she went close to me, so I ignored it. “But I continued checking on him every day and discovered his mother never showed there,” Irene explained.
After a few days, Irene and her fiancé were startled when the small vulture approached the home and appeared to be pleading for aid.
“I began to consider why this infant was coming into the house and thought he must be hungry and thirsty.” When I offered her some tuna, she drew even closer to me, and I realized she was thirsty. “I offered her water, and she virtually drank the entire dish,” Irene went on.
The vulture would emerge in the garden whenever he was hungry, looking for a food. Irene produced a special saucer of water for Gerar, as she had christened the creature.
“He was actually following me around like a pet. “He enjoyed being around me,” Irene explained.
Gerar grew up and became more self-sufficient as time passed. Until one day, when the bird went to the sky and did not return for dinner.