wrestlervic saidAwesome bird! I saw a blue heron the other day, but was too lazy to pull over and take a photo. F*ck it, I said, I got get home and check for ticks. ;-)
Ticks are such a fucking drag. I remember them from summer camp. And my dog used to get them every so often in Florida. Not usually too bad though. I haven't noticed them here. Maybe they are allergic to all the poison ivy. ugh! Can you spray your clothing with Off or something?
At least the alligators down here don't sneak up on ya. And you'd know if you had one on your leg before you got back to the car.
Love the blue heron too. We have numerous types of heron here, also owls, hawks (red shouldered often on my property, so cool), wild turkeys, tons of other stuff.
I first learned about Limpkins after watching them enjoy their escargot de castanet, not knowing the name of the birds entertaining us at that time. Then in the exhibit center, there's a blackboard with a list of names on it, the Limpkins being one, so my cousin assumed they were visitors to the park that day. Then I come across an exhibit showing what Limpkins are. "Oh cousin, I don't know if you realize it or not but the LImpkins just had us over for dinner." I go back to the blackboard, turns out it was a list of creatures that park visitors reported seeing that day.
So now every so often I ask her if she's had dinner with the Limpkins recently. Oh, and how is Mrs. Limpkin?