Tuesday, April 01, 2008

How far would you go to see a Yellow Rail?

OK, this somewhat cryptic message was on TEXBirds this week:
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Subject: Tamaulipas Crow
From: john hintermister
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2008 17:11:18 -0500
Greetings,
Bob Wallace from Gainesville, Fl. Just called me to say that he had photographed a Tamaulipas Crow at the Brownsville Dump. He will post the pics as soon as possible.

David Sarkozi, Bob is the guy who got bitten by the alligator on the Yellow
Rail Walk yesterday. We don't know where to send the pics. If you could let
us know where and how he will post the picsas soon as possible.

John Hintermister
Gainesville, Fl.
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OK, forget the bit about the crow..."Bob is the guy who got bitten by the alligator on the Yellow Rail walk yesterday."? Seriously? I don't care if it was a "little" bite, if you get bitten by a freakin' ALLIGATOR and your primary concern the next day is getting the word out on a stinkin' Mexican crow, you are a true birder. So kudos to Bob Wallace (btw, Bob does a lot of really fun pelagic birding in Florida) for his tenacity and for his good (?) luck this week in Texas.

5 comments:

Patrick Belardo said...

Wow, that's hilarious.

Smilodon said...

Poke salad Annie
the gator's got your granny
chomp chomp

Smilodon said...

Sorry, here's a link
http://youtube.com/watch?v=k6diOn54OWs

Martin said...

I really hope there's a picture of the alligator too.

Mel said...

Alligator???? Are you serious??? :S