Sunday, 15 August 2010

I don’t think so, Mister…

When I was on hols, I wandered around and joined up with a bird feeding demo group while at the Rainforest Habitat just outside Port Douglas.

It was very interesting listening to the keeper as she fed the birds. I personally love the cassowary. Why? It’s unique, full bodied and full of attitude. Anyway the keeper said how the cassowary male and female are kept apart and only come together once a year to mate…that is if she’s in the mood. I pictured the poor male cassowary getting all excited, counting off the days to his yearly shag - and then she wanders in – looks him up and down and says “I don’t think so, Mister…” What can a poor boy do?

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Sandra Cox said...

Definitely looks like a bird with attitude.