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0007286Dwarf FortressCreaturespublic2014-07-14 13:132014-07-14 13:18
Assigned ToFootkerchief 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
PlatformPC LapropOSWindowsOS VersionWindows 7
Product Version0.40.02 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0007286: Buzzards sometimes suicidally dive-bomb into the ground, instantly killing themselves as a result; corpses not butchurable
DescriptionIn my most recent 0.40.02 save (just deleted along with the rest of the DF2014 directory to make room for 0.40.03, sorry), I embarked on the border between a Temperate Sand Desert and Temperate Mountain biome, with a small stream and waterfall running just inside the mountain half (despite the pre-embark screen showing area slope as zero- I was actually expecting a completely flat site)

I noticed that buzzards which entered from the Sand Desert (south) side of the map would circle overhead and occasionally suicidally dive-bomb into the terrain a bit north of the stream on the Mountain side of the map- causing their head, neck, and other body parts to explode and instantly killing the buzzard. This happened with four separate buzzards for a couple of seasons on my fortress.

This may or may not be a feature (buzzards aren't the brightest creatures, and perhaps they were chasing vermin), though it struck me as a bit odd/off. What was more concerning to me is that afterwards, the resultant corpses could not be butchered- even with Gather Refuse set to enabled (I had previously hunted, both with hunters and the military, several other forms of native wildlife) and the corpses hauled into an indoor (but outside) portion of my fortress (via the dumping labor, as I was making use of quantum stockpiling- a single tooth or piece of hoof shouldn't take up an entire stockpile tile, IMHO).
Steps To Reproduce(1) Create a fortress in a Temperate Sand Desert biome- possibly sharing area with a Mountain biome or a waterfall.

(2) Wait for the buzzard mass-suicides to begin
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- Relationships
duplicate of 0006545resolvedToady One Flying creatures stop flying, fall to the ground, and explode 
duplicate of 0000874new Dwarves refuse to butcher some corpses (buzzards in particular) 

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- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2014-07-14 13:13 Northstar1989 New Issue
2014-07-14 13:17 Footkerchief Relationship added duplicate of 0006545
2014-07-14 13:17 Footkerchief Status new => resolved
2014-07-14 13:17 Footkerchief Resolution open => duplicate
2014-07-14 13:17 Footkerchief Assigned To => Footkerchief
2014-07-14 13:18 Footkerchief Relationship added related to 0000874
2014-07-14 13:18 Footkerchief Relationship replaced duplicate of 0000874

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