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    Hey- I caught a Bird with my teeth!

    I almost put this under strange rides. I just returned from an afternoon ride, got caught in a shower, riding along when a bird (starling) flew out of a tree and slamed into my face. I breathe through my mouth and when I shut it, I realized I had hold of his wing with my teeth. I quickly spit him out, rinsed my mouth with what was left of my water, and rinsded again when I got home. PHOOEY! Gosh them things taste awful!!!! I did pickup a feather for a reminder.
    **Fate is a fickle thing, and in the end the true measure of a person is not fate itself, but how they master it**

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    Yuck......thats still not as bad as getting bugs stuck in your throat though

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    That's possibly the strangest thing ever! Except maybe when some AAA pitcher hit a bird with a fastball during a game a few years ago (good ol' You Gotta See This, I miss that show).

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    You're never going to lose weight if you keep eating while you're riding!
    The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends towards justice. M.L.King

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    DId the bird survive?

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    That's possibly the strangest thing ever! Except maybe when some AAA pitcher hit a bird with a fastball during a game a few years ago (good ol' You Gotta See This, I miss that show).
    That was actually Randy Johnson in a major league game. I'm curious too, did the starling survive?
    Not enough time in the day

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    hey, ozzie osborne got some nice publicity from biting a bat.
    I have enough words to get me into trouble, but not enough to get me out of trouble.

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    As best I know, starlings have never been well known for tasting good. Particularly when on the wing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bab
    DId the bird survive?
    Yep, bird flew off after hitting the road. Guess I was lucky I didn't get any bird droppings between my teeth. Course it Might have added to the taste.
    **Fate is a fickle thing, and in the end the true measure of a person is not fate itself, but how they master it**

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    At least you weren't .....ummmmm.......eating crow.

    I hit an antlered buck once. But I didn't spit him out. Front end didn't survive either.

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    bird

    Oh well... You know what they say about a bird in the mouth. Or is that hand?... One of those...

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    Oh my!

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    - all kinds of beasties on our rides every day:

    armadillo scurrying across the road last fall...
    possum crossing last week...
    black racers nearly every day after noon...
    coiled diamondbacks resting in the sun in middle of path...
    corn snakes coiled in the sun...
    squirrels all the time (sometimes they run alongside for 20 feet or so, or hold conventions in mid-path)
    lizards (faster, and seem smarter than the squirrels)
    almost taken out by a flying peacock last week
    raccoons junking up the rest stop (rooting for leftover raisin boxes)
    alligators cruising impoundment edges (only when i happen to stop for a quick cast or two!)
    almost ran over a coral snake... or was it a king? perhaps i should remember:

    'If red touches yellow, it can kill a fellow' (coral snake)
    'If red touches black, it is a friend of Jack' (scarlet kingsnake or scarlet snake)

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    Excellent!
    Higher ground for the apocalypse!

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    in some states you'd get a bounty for killing a starling
    If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning.
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    I'd be snappin' about avian flu. Watch for signs. bk

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    If you're trying to lose weight, you're supposed to eat like a bird.

    Actually, a guy in my neighborhood was jogging, and a bat flew into his mouth. He had to get rabies shots. He also decided to name his next two children Jack and Kelly.

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    …but if it survived, imagine the tale it had to tell its friends and family!

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    Its' probably writing about you in wing forums. net

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    Wot, no pic's?

    I'm callin' bullship!

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    Reminds me of the time a seagull at the san francisco zoo took an onion ring out of my closed mouth after I began chewing. Its a crying shame they can't be hunted.
    Bring back the Sig Test!


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    Alka-Seltzer

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    That still beats a squirrel in the spokes.

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    No it doesn't, squirrels can be eaten. Birds that manage to fly away can't.
    Last edited by Michigander; 08-09-06 at 08:04 AM.
    Bring back the Sig Test!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Michigander
    No it doesn't, squirrels can be eaten. Birds that manage to fly away can't.
    Aren't squirrels members of the rat family?
    Bike riding New England gentleman.

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