While researching the behavior of my snake eating chicken (see Rikki Tikki Chicken),
I stumbled upon the fact that the center of the Mexico Flag is an eagle eating a snake.
But apparently, all kinds of birds and chickens have been doing this for centuries while I casually saw my chickens as harmless egg producing pets.
NOT freakish, pre-apocalypse, flesh tearing, run for cover, dinosaur birds !!!
It is terrifying and................ INCREDIBLY AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!
Jurrasic Park needs chicken cameos as they pan the woods looking for dinosaurs.
Scientists have been saying birds are 'descendants' of dinosaurs for years
But of course.
How could I have been so skeptical ?
Birds learned how to eat all kinds of nasties as they watched the dinosaurs from up on the branches and it shot them up the evolutionary ladder from weird tree hugger, to a survivalist group.
They could eat the icky stuff and then fly away while dinosaurs just watched, or drowned or got smashed by asteroids or stuck in a pit.
Chik-fil-a needs a dinosaur mascot and dinosaur playgrounds.
I need a dinosaur tattoo.
And Mexico has been celebrating this evolutionary miracle for years.
And I let it go unnoticed.
I am ashamed.
Zilla (who is practically named after a dinosaur) was just carrying on traditions handed down for millenium.
I am so proud.
Yet what happened along this evolutionary path that said "lizardy, nightmare inducing, massively muscled dinosaurs should change into small tweeting fluffy-feathered birds" and that "snakes......... welllll...... they are fine just the way they are"?
As I ponder this I will continue to enjoy my egg laying, food producing, lap roosting, yard birds
and wonder why I have never once had a desire for snakes to follow me around the yard, sit in my lap or become a casserole.
Hmmmmmm............Change or don't change.
Who really is the clever one ????
Thanks for reading my blog !!