Scene of the "alleged" Timberdoodle sighting, taken one day later.
The adrenaline was pumping, the bird blood was a-Boylan...so I screamed "STOP THE BUS!" (not really)...then I jumped off at the next stop and RAN back to investigate (she doesn't normally run, ed.). As I approached my destination, a policeman who had previously been busy ticketing cars, was now trying to ARREST the Timberdoodle, as it ran in circles. But I held HIM up, and told the officer the strange creature would do him no harm. Other passersby curiously watched the scene unfold, and I took advantage of the time to teach them about this bird.
My one evidence photo. Please note the policeman's feet!
DOODLEBOOTY! Now you didn't think I would let her blog all by herself without me adding one of my butt shots did you? This was taken at Crane Creek along the boardwalk.The bird looked healthy, and I was worried he would run into the street again- so I told the policeman we had to DO SOMETHING! He very gently told me "Lady you need to let nature take its course"- so I then asked him to help me change the course of nature. He then helped me to herd the bird into a nearby city park.
I think the officer was happy to see me go after that.
I returned to the scene of the Doodle an hour later to try and show a co-worker the bird, but no bird was to be found. So in Laurie-land, he happily flew off on his merry way to doodle on some timbers.
Dave says: When we figure out how to get this pic and video off the phone, we'll post them for your edification...and you thought I was the silly one.