Monday, November 13, 2006

Death of a Seagull

Driving to work this morning, I noticed a flock of seagulls hovering immediately above the cars ahead; I couldn't work out what they were doing but at least one of them appeared to be trying to land amongst the traffic, so I assume there was something fairly tasty lying on the road. I passed by in a different lane but saw one of the seagulls in my rear-view mirror get low enough to the road to be immediately caught by the wheel of a car and crushed to death on the road.

It reminded me of an incident that occurred when I was at university. I was walking along a footpath in a fairly introspective mood when I saw a ladybird on a leaf (ladybug, if you're North American). It suddenly opened its wing-casings and flew up, right in front of me; at the same time, a robin flew down from the other side of the path and swallowed the ladybird in mid-air.

4 comments:

basil said...

i'm almost as pedantic as dB so wathc out with your spelling.
p.s. I told you!

basil said...

oops!

dB said...

Damn. Beat me to it.

I expect slack speeling from basil but better grammar from the elephant.

That's a particularly horrible story though. I've had numerous horrible journeys up The Dock Road when it's rained where the entire surface of the road seems to be covered in pigeons bathing.

basil said...

isn't that where the infamous dead cat laid?