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At this point, as the vultures arrive, our poorly dressed victim has already died. Vultures are very timid & shy & are easily chased off.
Once they gather, & I have seen 50 + vultures gather to pick clean a recently dead calf, they immediately start shredding all soft tissues. Their powerful beaks can pierce all hides, so human skin would be no challenge. If enough birds are present, they could clean the carcass in less than one day. I am quite sure the skimpy Speedo's would just be picked at & shredded so as to allow the voracious birds to reach the soft underlying tissues. Some smaller bones will be disarticulated if the vultures picked enough at the tendons & ligaments, but otherwise, the skeleton will remain essentially intact as the birds will not attempt to crunch through the bones. Any tissue that can be grabbed & ripped from the body will for the most part be eaten.
No, not really. The bird's beak & throat are rather small, but the beak is sharp, so the amount of meat torn from he body would be proportional. They can do a pretty good job of shredding meat, but any larger pieces would most likely be torn smaller by the vulture holding the meat with a claw & pulling off smaller pieces to swallow.
I think, if the remains were found before time, weather, other predators & insects did their thing, they would find almost an intact skeleton. There would still be bits & pieces of meat & gristle still attached to the bones & possibly strewn about, but no bones would be chewed on, & most of the skeletal structure would still be intact. There might still be an attached scalp, but not much else. They are pretty thorough.
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