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Nature's Cleanup Crew

To us, it's garbage. To them, it's dinner.

There are some busy scavengers who live among us-- crafty critters who share our cities and recycle the mountains of food waste our messy society leaves behind.

Vultures, ants, foxes, opossums and others offer us many benefits, simply by sharing our space. NATURE'S CLEANUP CREW presents a cast of vital creatures, each beautiful in their own right. Without them, our waste would be piling up and we would be dealing with many deadly diseases.

Through the help of thoughtful and passionate scientists who have come to understand and love these creatures, we uncover just what makes scavengers tick. Debunking some myths along the way, we learn what adaptations they have evolved for this 'messy' job, what benefits they can provide us, and how us humans can work with them so they can do their job even better.

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