Friday, November 9, 2012

10 Seconds of Uber-Coolness

  As I mentioned recently, the ducklings and I will sometimes feed the seagulls by throwing snacks out the car windows into a parking lot. It's very entertaining.

Well, the other day, we stopped in the midst of a rather sizable flock and started throwing snacks out. The birds loved it! We actually rolled the windows 3/4 of the way up because it rather looked like a few wanted to come in to check out the interior of the van.

And then . . .

We looked out the other window. The one at our backs.

And what did we see?

At least 100 more seagulls flying in from the distance. It was like a scene out of Alfred Hitchcock's 'The Birds'! We considered turning tail and fleeing, but since we were encased in a car made of metal and thick glass and hadn't yet seen any reason to believe they intended to attack and eat us, we stood our ground (or sat our car as it were).

And when it was time to leave, all 150 birds took off at once and we sat in the car surrounded by white bodies rising up like bubbles in champagne and hearing nothing but the beating of wings. It was really pretty awesome for about 10 seconds.

But we must have gone through an entire box worth of stale cereal. Little pigs!


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