Sunday, July 3, 2022

What do you give a sick lemon? Lemon-aid

I have seen all kinds of wildlife here in South Florida, but never an eagle.  I have been told they exist, and I have seen hawks which are in similar niches.  I'm also about the middle of the South Florida Sprawl here so I'm in one of the more unlikely places to see a bird like that.

But that has no bearing to this little story I have here, unless you're a prey animal.

You aren't, are you?

The eaglets were preparing to leave the nest and fly out into the world when their grandfather happened by.

He perched on the side of the nest to wish them well.
The eaglets asked what grandfather liked to eat most. "That'd have to be salmon, or maybe trout. Oh, one day soon you'll find out!"

A granddaughter asked, "What do you usually eat?"
"Rabbits are always good, and squirrels, you've seen squirrels?"
"Sure, we see a lot, running around on the branches."

"Keep an eye out, because those are tasty."
"An eagle eye," a bright grandson said, and was immediately smacked.

The granddaughter asked, "Birds, what about birds, do we eat those?"
"Seagulls, those are fine, and pretty easy to catch."

A grandson asked, "There's a big white bird with long legs, it lives by rivers and streams, do you know? Do you eat those?"
"I think you mean egrets?" Grandfather asked.

"That's right, egrets, have you eaten a lot of those?"
The grandfather thought a bit and sang out, "Egrets, I've had a few, but then again, too few to mention."

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