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Zebras and Camels and Bald Eagles, OH MY!

Old 11-26-11, 04:05 PM
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Zebras and Camels and Bald Eagles, OH MY!

Great ride with the Gainesville Cycling Club. Passed by a farm - note, I said farm, not zoo, that had some interesting residents. I thought the Ocala area was noted for their horse farms. Perhaps they really weren't zebras but decorated horses?



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Old 11-26-11, 04:30 PM
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Apparently the pattern of the stripes on a Zebra is unique to each Zebra.
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Apparently the pattern of the stripes on a Zebra is unique to each Zebra.
Interesting. I've read that zebras can be quite mean, as well.
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There was a bald eagle out in the street the other day in with a flock of buzzards eating some road kill. An impressive looking bird, but Ben Franklin was right about it.
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Originally Posted by Kurt Erlenbach View Post
There was a bald eagle out in the street the other day in with a flock of buzzards eating some road kill. An impressive looking bird, but Ben Franklin was right about it.
And what did Franklin say??
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Originally Posted by Kurt Erlenbach View Post
There was a bald eagle out in the street the other day in with a flock of buzzards eating some road kill. An impressive looking bird, but Ben Franklin was right about it.
according to Sibley(bird book),That was a good find, put it on your list for sure...
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Some pictures from a local road that's popular for our bike rides. Note that the animal on the left in the last picture looks like a donkey but has striped legs. It's a 'zonkey' cross between zebra and donkey.




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Originally Posted by lookinUp View Post
And what did Franklin say??
As I recall, he thought the turkey should be the national bird instead of the bald eagle. Can't remember why.
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"For my own part I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen the Representative of our Country. He is a Bird of bad moral Character. He does not get his Living honestly. You may have seen him perched on some dead Tree near the River, where, too lazy to fish for himself, he watches the Labour of the Fishing Hawk; and when that diligent Bird has at length taken a Fish, and is bearing it to his Nest for the Support of his Mate and young Ones, the Bald Eagle pursues him and takes it from him.

"With all this Injustice, he is never in good Case but like those among Men who live by Sharping & Robbing he is generally poor and often very lousy. Besides he is a rank Coward: The little King Bird not bigger than a Sparrow attacks him boldly and drives him out of the District. He is therefore by no means a proper Emblem for the brave and honest Cincinnati of America who have driven all the King birds from our Country...

"I am on this account not displeased that the Figure is not known as a Bald Eagle, but looks more like a Turkey. For the Truth the Turkey is in Comparison a much more respectable Bird, and withal a true original Native of America... He is besides, though a little vain & silly, a Bird of Courage, and would not hesitate to attack a Grenadier of the British Guards who should presume to invade his Farm Yard with a red Coat on."
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