Dead hiker eaten by vultures within an hour By QMI Agency A 52-year-old French hiker who fell 1,000 feet to her death was reportedly eaten by Griffon vultures within an hour. A rescue helicopter was circling the area of Pic de Pista in the French Pyrenees but did not reach the woman's body before it was ravaged by the aggressive scavengers. â€œThere were only bones, clothes and shoes left on the ground,â€ Maj. Didier Pericou of the Gendarmerie told the Times of London. â€œThey took 45 to 50 minutes to eat the body.â€ The woman, who was hiking with two friends, reportedly fell after while trying to take a shortcut. Her name has not been released. Griffon vultures are protected in France, but their food supply has been limited due to a rule that farmers must burn carcasses of their animals, according to the International Business Times.