Even critters know how to take care of themselves
posted on 08/31/2012 9:28:30 AM PDT
("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
It’s a green heron. I had no idea they were “smart” birds. Not a smart fish, though.
posted on 08/31/2012 9:45:06 AM PDT
To: navysealdad; All
pResident O'Bozo: "He didn't earn that!"
that's a great/educational video.. thxs, for the post.
posted on 08/31/2012 9:45:38 AM PDT
(WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
Give a bird a fish, and he’s eat for a day. Give him a loaf of bread, and he’ll sit on the shore all day drinking beer.
posted on 08/31/2012 9:47:57 AM PDT
by Lonesome in Massachussets
(The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
posted on 08/31/2012 9:49:10 AM PDT
(This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
posted on 08/31/2012 10:00:28 AM PDT
(Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
Original Chinese Proverb:
Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
Give a man a welfare check, a cell phone, cash for his clunker, food stamps, section 8 housing, Medicaid, 100 weeks of unemployment checks, a 40-ounce malt liquor, needles, drugs, contraceptives, designer Air Jordan shoes and he will vote Democrat for a lifetime.
posted on 08/31/2012 10:03:32 AM PDT
(Communism has only killed 100 million people: Let's give it another chance!)
Some species are scary smart. The African honey guide bird has been known to guide people to bees nests, in order for it to get at exposed larvae when humans break them open for honey. From this it also learned to lure humans into contact with black mambas that might be threatening the bird’s nest, knowing humans would kill the snake if encountered. Nasty surprise for humans expecting to find a honey filled bees nest, but bumping into “Mr. No Shoulders” instead.
posted on 08/31/2012 10:12:29 AM PDT
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It’s like he didn’t quite grasp the concept.
posted on 08/31/2012 10:21:38 AM PDT
To: navysealdad; Flycatcher
Fascinating. I think this qualifies as tool use, the mark of at least basic thought process. So much for pigeonholing (sorry) birds the into instinct-only category. Beautiful bird also.
Ever directly observed such a thing, Flycatcher?
posted on 08/31/2012 11:09:46 AM PDT
(Borrowed, spent and wasted --Paul Ryan)
That’s a Green Heron. They’re always around here, somewhere, but they tend to be secretive.
posted on 08/31/2012 6:04:38 PM PDT
(The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
Great video! Anyone know what the bait was?
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