They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. They also say "a
face only a mother could love." Then there is just plain FUGLY! Click on
the piglet to see this week's Fugly Friday pick. This time the emu is up.
I have a friend that is really infatuated with his car. He is constantly wiping off dirt, cleaning the seats, meticulously parking it (to the point of obsession--he lines it up with a specific point in of a chain-link fence). Is he OCD? Yep. And I suspect that if he could, he would react the same way that this little lovebird does when someone tries to touch her car...
We had a toucan when I was a kid. Some jacka** had shot it. We had a neighbor that was a vet, and with him in tow my Dad and I went and captured the injured bird. We nursed it back to health and eventually sold it to an exotic animal store for breeding.
The main thing that I remember about the toucan (that we "cleverly" named "Tooey") was that it liked to bite us. A lot.
Humans have been watching cormorants for centuries along coastal regions all over the world. In all that time they were known for their exceptional fishing skills -- so much so that people in Japan, China, and Macedonia have used cormorants as tools for fishing for nearly as long. It is no wonder that scientists studying cormorants were shocked when they observed the birds engaging in cannibalism.