meaningless ramble

Charles Butler hannibal at
Tue Nov 4 08:02:13 EST 2003


Ducks always look as if they had clockwork cogs,
> when they are walking on land.  The head moves in time with the legs.
> Come to that, pigeons often do it too.

Yes, and coots and moorhens. I always wonder what it's like to be a moorhen
who's woken up with a violent headache, if you have jerk your head like that
every time you take a step. Torture, I expect. No wonder they're teetotal.


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