A Pair of Road Runners and their Secrets
My friend sent me these pictures she took at a lounge called ‘Wine and Roses’ in Yucca Valley, CA.
These two roadrunners, "Elmer" and his honey hang around and are celebrities in Yucca Valley. They have been showing up for about 4 years. The one bird is eating some raw hamburger meat.
I found some interesting facts about roadrunners:
1. They will hang around and adapt to humans quite well.
2. Do not like cats so they will not make a nest if a cat lives nearby. Cats avoid roadrunners but will eat the babies from a nest.
3. Roadrunners will get the edge on a snake and beat it to death and then eat it like spaghetti.
4. They cannot fly but will flap their wings and can soar a hundred feet. They usually just bebop down the street.
5. They can jump really high and since they are quick, they can grab an insect or bird right out of the air.
6. Roadrunners do not beep.
7. The curator at the Palm Springs Desert Museum says he showed pedestrians a picture of a roadrunner and an eagle and ask if they knew what kind of birds they were. 55% were correct about the roadrunner but only 17% knew it was an eagle. The rest thought it was a hawk, vulture, or buzzard. Very sad since the eagle is our national bird.
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