The precious stones embedd themselves in the torn up flesh after a rolling down the mountain. Bloody and pre chewed, the eagles prefer it to the serpents. Often the birds will carry a little slab of their own to a higher perch, where they swallow it down in a few gulps. If the eagles cannot finish it quickly, groups of yelling men shoo them off and reclaim the hard crusted pieces of meat. If the men cannot shoo them off quickly, several days are spent scouring for eagle droppings with stoney insides.