Thursday, July 21, 2011

Hawkward

While my wife and kids went to the Tracy Aviary yesterday, I had a bird encounter of my own. I was downstairs when I heard a bang. I thought it was someone slamming the door. I went upstairs but no one was home. I went outside to see if a tree branch fell on the roof. I found my neighbor and his kid, holding a mouse on a string.

My neighbor said sorry that his pet falcon got out and ran into my window. The kids say this bird is a little retarded.

I asked where he was and if he's all right and they pointed up. He was sitting right above me about 8 feet up.

I always thought falcons look like this




















But this one had a dazed look more like this:























Wait. More like this:

So, falcons are pretty fast. This one shattered the window. This is the same window we had replaced about 2 months ago. But my neighbor was very cool and he's getting me a new one. He even came over and boarded it up until the window guy comes. And they eventually managed to get the falcon back in his cage.

6 comments:

Melissa said...

The kids say this bird is a little retarded?! Probably the best line I've heard in weeks.

This post was perfection. Thanks for sharing.

Oh, and you're a total creep.

Larry and Cindy said...

hahahaha the bird really is retarded nice post i loved reading it

Larry and Cindy said...

by the way this is tiffany not larry and cindy i must be retarded too i forgot to switch accounts

Joel said...

Ha! Your face!

Esther Yu Sumner said...

Great post Paul :)

CARRIE "THE FABULOUS" said...

Do you have talons?