Skip to comments.Local Bird Refuses to Quit Smoking
Posted on 09/04/2012 11:36:43 AM PDT by nickcarraway
So you think you've seen it all in San Francisco, but you really haven't seen anything until you've witnessed a local bird smoke a cigarette.
As you can see here, that nicotine patch isn't helping this local blue scrub jay kick his tobacco habit. A Bernal Heights neighbor snapped this photo shortly after the bird flew on his deck, "beaked up a cigarette" from the ashtray and flew to the rail to chillax while he had a smoke.
We can't really blame him. Where else is a bird to go in this city to have a smoke without Supervisor Eric Mar on his ass?
Soon he’ll be coming back for some Colt .45 from a brown paper bag.
Heh. Anything to render one of those guys too hoarse to annoy everyone in a 100 yd radius with its alarm call.
That said, I wonder if someone could get it to eat some Chantix to help it kick the habit. Or if that fails, said pills could be delivered via 20 gauge ;p
Fantasies aside, for those who know the birds better than I, are they still building nests this time of year? That’s what I usually think of when a bird is seen toting something strange. Or was it just obeying its inquisitive nature and examining something odd that it found?
What kind of bird is that? A puffin?
We had some bossy scrub jays in our back yard in California.
They would shriek at us until we fed them each morning. They’re annoying little things, but they’re so pretty!
It looks like a Scrub Jay to me. We don’t get them here in New England but have the Blue Jay’s who are just as smart. In the winter I feed the birds and the Blue Jay’s will stare at me through the window squacking away to let me know they want a refill.
ETA: I get it now “Puffin”. ;-). Forgive me as I’m giving up my afternoon coffee. HA
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The Blue Jays are the same. Way up north and in parts of Canada are the Gray Jays and I’ve seen photos of these birds eating Peanut M&M’s right out of peoples hands. I love corvids, obnoxious at times but very smart.
I’ve seen a squirrel clinging to the trunk of a tree with a cigarette in its mouth. Strange sight to wake up to.
Here we have crows because we’re pretty much surrounded by corn fields. Crows and ravens are my favorites, then the jays.
Oh No - don't do that!
Birds on Chantix
Smoking bird ping.
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