Saturday, May 06, 2006

Buzzards Have Some Odd Habits

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One thing is, they like to peel the rubber from your car. Windshield wiper blades, the seals around your windows, like that. I don't know what they do with it. I'm not sure anyone does.

So on the way home from Wildwood, I snuggled into the back of the Saturn to pick up where I left off: sleeping.

Whereupon, I was awakened from a sound snooze by a big SLAM, and the unmistakable crunch and crinkle of breaking glass.

--Hmph? I queried Walter.

--A vulture.

He pointed to the windshield. It wasn't just starred, see. It was half caved in. Like a person's head had slammed into it.

I have no idea how such a graceful and intelligent bird got itself into such a mess. Was it intentional? Defenestration? Er, no...enfenestration?

Driven to destruction by an overpowering need for an automobile rubber fix?

Why ever it did, it paid the ultimate price.

I hope you'll forgive me for going right back to sleep.

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