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Old man takes his Bird for a walk [video]
Liveleak ^ | June 5, 2014 | roxid

Posted on 06/07/2014 1:02:10 AM PDT by expat1000

I never saw anything like this before.

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TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: bird

1 posted on 06/07/2014 1:02:10 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: expat1000

Strange stuff, if you watch the whole three minutes, you can’t help but want to know more about this.


2 posted on 06/07/2014 1:09:52 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: expat1000

Must have raised it from a tiny chick.


3 posted on 06/07/2014 1:13:57 AM PDT by Hugin
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To: F15Eagle

No kidding, that was one of the reasons the full video was worth watching, it clearly was real, yet you know that if this walk is done often enough, at some point a mishap will happen.


5 posted on 06/07/2014 1:25:16 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: expat1000

That’s very sweet. He is a perfect companion, and does not wander off. The local rice bowls probably allow both man and bird to dine at the table.

That reminds me of last week at the VA hospital in San Francisco. I saw an elderly wheelchair bound man entering the facilty. On the left arm of the wheelchair there sat a huge White Cockatiel. The bird was very clean and very calm. I don’t know what the plan of action would be if somebody’s companion dog should jump at the bird. The bird seemed low maintenance, not causing any trouble. Everybody seemed to love it.


6 posted on 06/07/2014 1:29:04 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: ansel12; F15Eagle

OTOH, it looks like they go for a walk very regularly and so far, no problem!


7 posted on 06/07/2014 1:29:48 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: expat1000

It reminded me of Emily Dickenson:

“A bird came down the walk:
He did not know I saw;
He bit an angle-worm in halves
And ate the fellow, raw.”


8 posted on 06/07/2014 1:35:04 AM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: expat1000

There are so many near misses, that I wonder the risks of doing it over and over.


9 posted on 06/07/2014 1:39:51 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: F15Eagle; shibumi

So was I but life gets even weirder.

:)

http://i.huffpost.com/gen/747364/thumbs/o-GUY-WALKS-SNAKE-570.jpg?4

http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/singaporeseen/this-urban-jungle/this-is-how-you-take-your-pet-snake-out-for-a-walk

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2178195/Pet-python-goes-walk-swim.html


10 posted on 06/07/2014 1:44:14 AM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: ansel12

I’d be worried about cats, dogs and other predatory birds.

It only takes a second.

That little guy is too adorable to risk.


11 posted on 06/07/2014 1:45:43 AM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: expat1000

Years ago I read about a fellow who rescued a hawk that had lost a wing flying into a power line. He nursed it back to health but, of course it couldn’t fly anymore. With the help of a leather shoulder patch, he taught the hawk to hold on while the guy would go out roller blading. The hawk would lean into the wind and extend its one good wing and soar again.


12 posted on 06/07/2014 3:12:06 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: muir_redwoods

Great story!


13 posted on 06/07/2014 3:41:02 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: expat1000

that is so cool


14 posted on 06/07/2014 3:56:17 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: expat1000

Looks like the bird has imprinted on the man - probably had him since the bird was a chick.
People expect birds to fly away as they approach, so I hope there isn’t an unfortunate accident


15 posted on 06/07/2014 4:24:47 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Salamander; All
If my skinks, were still me :-(, I'd could
never do at..very quick little buggers.
and you can't leash 'em, too small.

16 posted on 06/07/2014 4:25:32 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: expat1000

If he takes that walk through that traffic with it everyday it won’t last long.


17 posted on 06/07/2014 4:44:10 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: expat1000

Saw one the other day with a lady on a small scooter and her bird flying along with her. Sometimes it would land on the handle bars while she was
moving. Then it would take off again. Looked like a Love bird. Pretty cool.


18 posted on 06/07/2014 5:15:30 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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To: expat1000

It looks like Jake found Brooks


19 posted on 06/07/2014 6:25:41 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi or Atty General Holder, who brought more guns to Mexico?)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Apparently you’ve never seen a broad headed skink. They get 12 inches and we have them in Texas. Impressive monsters, though a bit rare and very shy. There is at least two of them were I work in the woodlands, TX. I’m still trying to catch one.

I’m looking up this rollerblading hawk.


20 posted on 06/07/2014 7:00:33 AM PDT by drunknsage
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To: drunknsage; All
Yeah, I used to live in Bryan / College Station
(Dad was on Aggie Staff).
but then; they (B-HS) are rather shy.

Friend's dad was Asst. Professor of Herp. there,
so we practiced, "Catch / look / release"..fine string;
could work as a leash, but injury to skink was too great.

21 posted on 06/07/2014 7:17:43 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: drunknsage; All
I’m still trying to catch one.
..have you tried using "rubber-bands" set "on stun" (softly :) really, it
does work.
We also used very, very fine wire loops, copper .005 (dia.)...

22 posted on 06/07/2014 7:35:35 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: Salamander; All
I’m still trying to catch one.
..have you tried using "rubber-bands" set "on stun" (softly :) really, it
does work.
We also used very, very fine wire loops, copper .005 (dia.)...

23 posted on 06/07/2014 7:36:50 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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