Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Mum and Dad raised me to be independent ... so what did I do this Independence Day?
I went to the rain forest.
Sadly there were no speakers behind the plant life streaming Disney theme park jungle sound effects. So I provided my own monkey chatter and squwaking of brilliantly colored ...
... WHOA! was that a parrot?!!
No. It was a suicidal sparrow that flew into the side of my windshield. I watched in my rearview mirror as the limp bird was flung up into the air by the force of the hit and then spiralled into a splat on the asphalt behind.
DID YOU SEE THAT?!!
See what? asked my two fellow missionary friends.
The kamikaze bird.
Two minutes later we watched in shock as another fool of a bird flew smack into the side of the RV in front of us ... spiralling to it's death as the other had.
Wide-eyed we stared at each other.
What's with the birds?!!
It's as if they got into some red-neck's 4th of July beer stash and decided to play a game of dare.
Ok ... wait for it ... wait for it ... now, fly now ... SPLAT!
Here are my pics.