Polka & Bloom on Etsy

January 30, 2009

Hey, it's Stumpy!

I know it is a wee bit difficult to see (again with the mobile phone camera!), but that pidgeon only has one foot!! If foot is the right term, I am no bird expert! One foot and a stump (on the left).

It was quite fascinating to watch it. At first, before I realised it had only one foot, I thought 'oh, that is strange, that pidgeon's foot points inward.' But then I noticed the stump and of course it makes perfect sense that it would point the remaining foot towards the middle of its body to stabilise itself.

Well, I just thought I'd share this little story of nature's hardiness. Also, I know my sister will appreciate it. A three-legged dog it is not, I realise that, but it should result in atleast one 'Awwwwwwwww'!

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