A long, long time ago, before man was created, the sun had moved too close to the earth and the planet had become very hot, too hot for the creatures of the earth to survive. The animals of the earth needed to save the planet, so all gathered around a great sacred fire discuss what to do. They realized that one of them needed to travel up to the sun and move it farther away from the earth, but who would do this?
The first step forward was humble Opossum. His spirit flew up to the sun and wrapped his tail around it and began to pull it away from the earth. He pulled, and pulled, but was only able to pull the sun back some, as it was too hot and it burned all the hair off his tail. This is why opossum has no hair on his tail, as he gave his best for the good of all that day.
Next to step forward was Fox. Fox’s spirit flew to the sun and grabbed it in his mouth and pushed and pushed, but was only able to pull the sun back some, as it was too hot and it burned his mouth. This is why Fox has a black tongue, as he gave his best for the good of all that day.
Next to step forward was Vulture. Vultures was known then to be the most beautiful of all the animals having a magnificent head a plumage, feathers more beautiful than that of a golden eagle. His spirit flew up to the sun, placed his head against it and began to flap his great, powerful wings. Soon the sun began to move! As he pushed and flapped, the heat from the sun made a great wind for the vulture to use as he flew the sun safely way from earth. When Vulture returned to the earth and felt it had cooled down, all the animals thanked him, but they saw all his feathers have been burned off his head and had been left scared. This is why vulture is bald, as he gave his best for the good of all that day. ☀️🦅 #animalmedicine #vulture #vultures #vulturemedicine #buzzards #buzzard #raptor #raptors #raptorsofinstagram #nativeamerican #bird #birdsofinstagram #birds #birding #instabird #flight #animals #nj #wildnewjersey #vegansofig #conservationist #njphotography #njphotography #newjersey #jerseyshore