I was shocked by the outpouring of response from my last post. All 4 of my readers flooded my inbox with questions. Thank you to all four of you for your interest.
A few answers:
1. The duck was not injured in the aforementioned story.
2. "Ben" didn't "duck" because he was driving. Safety first, people! Safety first!
3. Savvy reader and fellow adoptive mommy, Melissa sent me this story and pointed out there may perhaps be strange things afoot at the Circle K....
Eagle Survives Crash Through Semi-truck Windshield
Perhaps there's a bird "underground" and they're slowly working to take things over - one vehicle at a time.
The best part of the story was the part where it said "The guys in the truck immediately bailed out because it was one ticked off bird. She was pretty feisty. Even the officer who responded didn't want to go in there so we had one of our wildlife biologists do it."
Yeah... that beak and those talons.... MUCH worse to get in your eyeball than "duck gunk".
My dear friend, Tia, (who is going on the next trip with us to Haiti) had a seagull smash her windshield one day while driving to work. I know... "what's a seagull doing in Utah". We all wonder that. It is a landlocked state and all, but we do have the largest saltwater lake in the western hemisphere and the seagulls did play a very big part in the history of the state of Utah. I guess they came for the lake and stayed for the crickets.
So, I suppose it is possible that when you group all these things together with the recent water landing on the Hudson that there could be a plot at work with our fair feathered friends.
Or that whole conspiracy theory thing could be for the birds....