meaningless ramble

Rowland, Jennifer A B jennifer.rowland at imperial.ac.uk
Wed Nov 5 06:19:25 EST 2003


> Charlie wrote:
> >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.
> 
Minnow wrote:
> Or else don't try to walk anywhere when they have been on a bender the
> night before, I suppose, or in other words *don't* ramble either
> meaninglessly or otherwise.  I have no evidence as to the 
> teetotal nature of the average moorhen, but I did see a lot of stoned 
> ducks once.

Moorhens probably never get any of the fermented-fruit binges that land birds go on when they have the chance. Maybe that's why they're so bad-tempered. (Unless I'm thinking of coots.)
Jennifer

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