Saturday, November 26, 2011

Saurus, I Say

In case you ever wondered about the reptilian-avian connection, I submit the following:

If you've never been on the receiving end of a bird's really pissed off and/or threatened hiiiiissssssssssssss, trust me: they are reptiles with wings. (I've lived with two cockatiels for a decade, so I know of what I speak.)

If you've never witnessed a heron crouched, neck contracted and spring-loaded to strike, trust me: they are reptiles with beaks. (Their success rate is about triple that of an MVP's batting average, btw.)

Saurus, I say. (Sauros is Ancient Greek for lizard--hence, dinosaur.)


  1. Absolutely true--having lived with an Amazon parrot for 14+ years (& despite the fact that hissing wasn't one of his many sounds) I concur! I especially love that first shot.