Skip to comments.San Francisco's gay penguin has a change of heart
Posted on 07/19/2009 9:35:18 PM PDT by Maelstorm
LOS ANGELES After six years together, the relationship between a pair of gay male penguins at San Francisco zoo is apparently over, with Harry leaving Pepper for another penguin -- Linda.
The Los Angeles Times reported Friday that the relationship between Harry and Pepper, who lived side-by-side, protecting eggs abandoned by other penguins, came to a shocking end when Harry moved into a neighboring nest with recently-widowed Linda.
The development has sparked a variety of reactions in the blogosphere, where Linda has been called a "home wrecker" who "lives for her own happiness, no matter who gets hurt."
Harrison Edell, a curator of birds at the zoo, had a more pragmatic explanation, noting that Linda's recently-deceased partner was a leader of sorts among the small zoo penguin community, commanding not one but two nests.
"For penguins, real estate means a lot," Edell told the Los Angeles Times, so "as far as penguins go, she was a pretty attractive prospect."
With Pepper rejoining the ranks of the single, Christian website OneNewsNow.com took the split as a sign that "nature prefers heterosexual relationships."
Others were more sympathetic to the bereft Pepper.
John, writing on "The Frigging Loon" blog, said he was "heartbroken" about the split and that he hopes Pepper "finds another male penguin that is ten times hotter than Harry!"
(Excerpt) Read more at google.com ...
Slut. The guy can’t make up his mind!
He was waiting for just the right kind of girl with a nice piece of real-estate. That sounds a lot like John Kerry.
Nah...he's just Bi-POLAR... >rimshot<
Wait a min! How can you be born homosexual and then simply ‘migrate’ to heterosexuality? I mean, you’re ‘born’ that way, it’s a ‘natural’ response...
GEEZ! This S—t again!? We just had to endure a Waterbury American-Republican article on this.
As that old bumper sticker years ago “Nuke the Gay Whales”, perhaps we could “Nuke the Gay Penguins” too.
I think its a bird thing. I had a baby robin who thought I was mommy for a while until he got his feathers. Now, there he is, out there in the yard with his Robin friends.
parsy, who has gotten two wild birds raised
That was good.
You are TOO good with words! or for words!
Years ago, I attended a cat show and observed two males doing the deed with each other. I asked the owner about that; she said that it’s a common phenomenon among young cats, but that they eventually grow out of it.
Poor Pepper...abandoned for another penguin. I guess he will have to find another mate now.
Well, then the reason is obvious...
She had huge... tracts of land!
Where but San Francisco could you find a queer penguin?
Dude humans are born retarded, or without penises, or with missing ears— why can’t they be born gay?? Of all the defections in nature— that homosexuality could not possibly be one of them seems odd.
There is no scientific evidence to support the born that way theory and no credible scientist will state otherwise. Science is actually quite hostile to the born that way theory.
What seems odd is some believe homosexuals are born that way but there is nothing on which to base their belief.
Don’t confuse him with facts, he is having a bad day...
It just didn’t work out, he kept wearing the same outfit as me!
All the commentators are fracking mad, or have been watching too many Disney films.
This was a ridiculous story when it broke and its still a ridiculous story now. Trying to justify or condemn Human behaviour because of what Penguins do is anthropomorphism run riot.
Truth IS stranger than fiction...I thought I was reading The Onion...LOL
Lol Yeah. Someone out there has a sense of humor.
She’s got huge... tracts of land!
I’ve seen a lot. Animals do a lot of things. I’ve never been one to find the argument convincing that because a behavior is observed in animals that it is validated or a good behavior for humans. I’ve seen a dog humping a cat. I also observed what is more often the case which is smaller males being forcibly raped. Great apes same sex coupling is almost always tied to suppressing and forcing submission. I’ve never seen cats involved in gay sex, if it does happen it is probably not very common though is probably more likely in cases where the animals have no access to females.
Ahh shucks missanne. :-)
Exactly it is stupidity. Animals do a lot of things that people do and they do a lot of things that they don’t. They sniff butts to say hello, eat feces, eat their young, etc which are things normal people would never do. Most animals are driven by one thing to reproduce. You will almost never find them exclusively homosexual, many of them mate with anything literally. I saw a lizard trying to mate with a plastic gecko.
From what the owner of the cats told me, it seems that adolescent cats sometimes get confused. They know they want to do the deed; they just don’t know who to do it with.
“She didn’t care who got hurt”? Isn’t that why the guys in Brokeback Mountain were hailed as heroes by gay guys?
Awww. I love wild birds.
Well, he’s still in YOUR yard, mom:)
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.