Saturday, March 04, 2006

28. American Coot

Indigenous. I am an invasive species. I like the Indigenous species. The American species. I saw one today.

Take it easy baby. Make it last all night. She was. An American Coot.

They are, the archetype American bird. As apt a national symbol as the Bald Eagle, or Wild Turkey. A patriot. "Conspicuous, noisy, and aggressively territorial."

And yet: "Since coots appear neither comical, vulnerable, nor inspirational, the public is often unsympathetic to their problems."



At 6:48 AM, Anonymous said...

My dad used to say "I'm just an old coot...."


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