Bird has taken over Wal-Mart tire/lube shop

by Harry Mudd

This bird is larger than a big fat pigeon but smaller than an average chicken. Plucked and cleaned I expect it to be the size of a large Cornish game hen.


It has a tan or beige body, with black wings. The transition to black is sharp. The color scheme kind of looks like crow's wings on a mourning dove's body. The head looks like a pigeon except that it has small ears or horns sticking up at the back of the head. There seems to be a bit of pink above the beak and the eyebrows.

The beak is not quite as long as the head is wide, and is slightly hooked downward. As this bird walks it bobs it's head just like a pigeon, and it is a floor walking fool.

This goofy bird knows no fear and is walking all around the shop inspecting everything, even standing at the mechanic's feet looking up at them. It refused to leave at quitting time and spent the night in the shop. Come morning it was sitting quietly in the same place as when the lights went out. It was not anxious to leave even then, taking 20 minutes to fly outside after the roll-up doors were open. It has been in and out all day long, walking around and pecking at little stones in the parking lot.

The bird looks good and healthy. It walks and flys strong. It disappears for short periods but has been spending most of it's time in the shop. The fuss and noise is completely unnoticed as if it doesn't even hear it.

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Jul 27, 2014
Too Funny
by: Anonymous

I wouldn't even attempt to identify your bird without a picture or knowing what area of the country this is happening in but I sure got a laugh out of the story. Thanks for sharing and good luck!

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