Da Black Whole

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Birds Attack Zoo, Hitchcock in Hysterics

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050517/ap_on_fe_st/attacking_grackles>

HOUSTON - Like a scene from the horror movie "The Birds," large black grackles are swooping down on downtown Houston and attacking people's heads, hair and backs.

Authorities closed off a sidewalk after the aggressive birds which can have 2-foot wingspans flew out of magnolia trees Monday in front of the County Administration Building.


and they say birds cant talk!

notice they werent divebombing homeless folks:

"County Administration Building"

lol

"They were just going crazy," said constable Wilbert Jue, who works at the building. "They were attacking everybody that walked by."

The grackles zeroed in on a lawyer who shooed a birdaway before he tripped and injured his face, Jue said. The lawyer was treated for several cuts.

i filed suit today at the County Administration Building on behalf of the torted concrete

we are requesting emotional damages


It appears that the birds are protecting their offspring.


duh, and be thankful they arent blackbirds

On Monday a young grackle had fallen out of its nest and adult birds attacked people who got too close, Jue said. Another bird attacked a deputy county clerk.


i shot the sheriff but i did not kill the deputy



"I hit him with a bottle," said Sylvia Velasquez. "The other birds came, and one attacked my blouse and on my back."

Two women came to help her after she fell to the ground, and the birds attacked them as well. The group escaped by running into the building.

welp, if one "owns" monkeys on govt installations (see GO MONKEY GO!!!! post below) then one also assumes one owns birds

next time y'all might not be so lucky

perhaps the birds are voting for a change in County Administration, hmm?


"This is a very Hitchcock kind of story. Very Tippi Hedren," said downtown worker Laura Aranda Smith, referring to one of the stars of Alfred Hitchcock's move "The Birds."

yah, except them oozing nicks on your noggins ain't ketchup!

yo Mizz Redhen -- best duck!!

sounds like inter-species warfare...

:O)


For the past few years, the great-tailed grackles have attacked people in the late spring, said Jue, who works in the building. The great-tailed grackles are native to Mexico and South Texas but have spread to Houston, Burkett said. The males have long tails and are black with an iridescent sheen. They are 15-18 inches long and have a wingspan of 15-25 inches.

Information from: Houston Chronicle http://www.houstonchronicle.com/


more grackles, less County Administrators, sounds like A Plan


Bluebird came to me tonight
Waiting patiently for light
She said I know that you will grieve
But my darlin' I must leave

Why do they say -- Bluebird is dead?
I can still see her
touch her
my Bluebird!
The love that she gave
I don't believe no no, I don't believe

Bluebird say it is not so
Please I cannot hear you speak
It must be that you're so tired
In the darkness of the night

Why do they say -- Bluebird is dead?
I can still see her
touch her
my Bluebird!
the love that she gave
I don't believe no no, I don't believe

[J. Lynne]

1 Comments:

  • Fly Away Through The Midnight Air
    As We Head Across The Sea,
    And At Last We Will Be Free.

    You're A Bluebird, You're A Bluebird,
    You're A Bluebird, You're A Bluebird
    Yeah, Yeah, Yeah.
    You're A Bluebird, You're A Bluebird
    You're A Bluebird
    Yeah, Yeah ,Yeah.
    [mccartney]

    Blackbird singing in the dead of night
    Take these broken wings and learn to fly
    All your life
    You were only waiting for this moment to arise.

    Blackbird singing in the dead of night
    Take these sunken eyes and learn to see
    All your life
    You were only waiting for this moment to be free.

    Blackbird fly Blackbird fly
    Into the light of the dark black night.

    Blackbird fly Blackbird fly
    Into the light of the dark black night.

    Blackbird singing in the dead of night
    Take these broken wings and learn to fly
    All your life
    You were only waiting for this moment to arise
    You were only waiting for this moment to arise
    You were only waiting for this moment to arise.
    [lennon/mccartney]

    GO FREAKIN' ROCKIN' ROBIN, GO!

    By Blogger Annie, At 1:10 PM  

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