Vulture Culture photo challenge, day 21 - what got you into vulture culture?

A zooarchaeology class I took in grad school! I was interested in learning about bones, so I took the class, and chose to render (i.e. clean) the skeleton of a roadkill coyote. It was a great experience! The next quarter I was a zooarch lab assistant, and I rendered many more skeletons for the zooarch reference collection, along with a few for myself. The skills I gained allowed me to become a mammalogy department volunteer at a local natural history museum too!