How To Catch A Blackbird
I know that
hundreds of species and millions of individual animals all catch birds as part
of survival necessity. Still, I consider
it odd that I do, too.
Early in 1993,
I walked up to a squawking argument of blackbirds. Several were on the ground in front of the
warehouse where I worked, with more of them hopping on the ground at my feet.
snatched him out of his group with enough speed that the other birds didnít
even fly off.The bird was totally
shocked, and took a second to realize he was indeed captured.
My co-worker's mouths dropped, and my embarrassment was pretty immediate once I saw how weird they thought it was.
I walked out
into the parking lot, admonishing the chagrined and loud blackbird to be more
alert. With an overhead Aesop's toss, I
flung him back into the air to return to his bewildered chums.
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