Last September this pretty critter
was kind enough to share his habitat with us. He was one of several roadrunners living in front of a holiday bungalow we stayed at.
Roadrunners are uniquely adapted to life in the desert. They are also fun to watch. One late afternoon I saw this particular bird snatch and eat three dragonflies and two lizards. The MO was always the same:
o stroll over the grass
o pretend to be totally oblivious to one’s surroundings
o walk by a bushy hedge several times
o jump up suddenly
o stick beak into hedge
o descend with food in beak
o don’t mind wriggling tails or flapping wings
The lesson I learned from this: if one gets reborn as a small lizard or dragonfly, never hang out in a bush without making sure first that no roadrunners are around. Those blighters sure have sharp eyes and quite an appetite.