After my meeting with Justin today, it seemed apparent that a vulture was the best way to go in terms of which animal to choose. However, in my previous poses of him, he seemed much too like a hero. He looked much too young for his role as a villain combined with the personality he had and the story.
Because he's a bandit, he needed to be more rugged and gruff, but in hints and mild visual cues; things like the dirtying up of clothing and the tattering of the hat. He also needed to appear older.