A pet vulture is, I think somewhat off the beaten track of aviculture. The normal appearance of the animal is not attractive; his habits are distinctly repellent...[but] his quiet unobtrusiveness developed in me an affection which I did not think I should have ever possessed for him.
Source: "My Pet Vulture," by G.E. Low (1917). Click here to read the article online, or download it free, from the Internet Archive.
Posted two days ago in the ABC of Birds, on Alphadello.