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Animal Lore of Pitt: Buzzards, Turkeys, and Snakes, Oh My!

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Animals are wonderful things, some are comforting while others put the fear of God in you. The author gives a variety of tales from Pitt County about animals. In the 1890s there were belled buzzards at the Court House and “Buzzards Roost,” about where Chico’s is now situated. There are stories of large turkeys, eagles and the capturing of “bull Robins” to eat. There were songbirds in Greenville that could whistle popular tunes. There were attacking minks, huge snakes, large hogs, and buzzards who sounded like bears and fooled hunters.