Vlad is a black vulture who molts all the time. He has sharp, yellow teeth and has bloodshot eyes with a bald head. In the Novel, he is an Eagle.
Role in the filmEdit
The sour kangaroo hires Vlad to get rid of the clover and demands that he must do it for free. Morton informs Horton about it and Horton reveals that he knows two Vlads: Vlad the Vulture, whom he calls bad Vlad, and Bunny Vlad, a pink rabbit who bakes cookies. Vlad tries to attack Horton but Horton manages to defeat him by letting go off a palm tree, which smacks into Vlad, causing him to be sent crashing towards the wall of a cliff, thus denying him his chance to steal the clover from Horton and destroy the speck that contains the Whos and their city Whoville. After that, Vlad is not seen again.
Near the end of the film, Horton greets who he thinks is either bad Vlad or bunny Vlad who makes the cookies, causing everyone to gasp in fear, thinking it is the former Vlad (vulture) who has returned. Luckily, it turns out that it is the latter Vlad (rabbit).