Friday, March 18, 2016

Stumpy Lives

The minds of animals are generally an enigma to us and we wonder what they think about.  Occasionally we experience a powerful lesson from the "lower" animals that inspires us.  This white ibis, which I have named "Stumpy," has a compound fracture of its right leg so severe that it cannot walk on it.  So it hops around doing what ibises do, probing for food in the ground.  It is truly remarkable that this bird tolerates the pain and perseveres in the face of such a handicap and seems to be healthy otherwise.  It was in the company of another ibis at Wildflower Preserve.

Bill Dunson
Englewood, FL

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