My guest blogger tonight!:
(...and this is the shortened version...ed.)
Yesterday morning started out with a normal, uneventful bus ride to my job in downtown Cleveland. But then, when the bus was near 12th Street and Superior, I thought I must be seeing things!! I thought I caught a glimpse of an American Woodcock (aka Timberdoodle) running across the road towards a parked car!?!?
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.
Love it! And never knew they were called Timberdoodles...or Doodlebooty...sounds like an episode for Sesame Street...hmmmReplyDelete
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make me laugh until I pee.
Da-Lo, and their feathered ends,
I'm so glad that their my friends!
Thanks for this marvelous post!
you guys are the best!
I hope no one was offended by the DoodleBooty!ReplyDelete
Thanks Susan & Kimmay (what poetry)!!