Sunday, July 17, 2011

You Know You're a Raptor Person When...

You start looking like the bird you are presenting.
All the volunteers Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky contributed towards this article in the most recent newsletter. It doesn't take long for new people to really get into the spirit of it!


  • You wonder why the table next to you at the restaurant is staring at you and your fellow volunteers as you talk about gutting rats over dinner.
  • You cheer for the hawks when you're watching predator/prey shows on the Nature Channel.
  • Your nose piercing was made by a Great Horned Owl.
  • You stop to pick up road kill to reduce the food bill.
  • You are happy the puncture that talon just put in your arm is bleeding profusely since that means it won't be as inflamed as if it didn't bleed.
  • You can pick up a mouse and tell what it weighs within 5 grams.
  • You carry a net, towel, gloves and a box in your car, just in case.
  • You pull road kill to the side of the road so vultures won't get hit feeding on it.
  • You leave your office and go outside because you hear a hawk calling, and it's during a sales meeting.
  • You tell a squirrel to "get a move on before you become owl food."
  • You plan your vacation around the baby season.
  • You know what happens when you try to thaw a mouse in the microwave.

3 comments:

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Nice and yes, I have done some of this and still do...I get the road kills out of the road, I pick up not so nasty a road kills when it is raptor nesting season to offer them, so they might not have to kill their own that day. I rehabbed and released for so long and still try to do what I can to help ease what might be known to some as a little on the eccentric side, but I am doing as you are doing, what is best for nature, as best that I/we can. Have a great week~

Kathiesbirds said...

Lol! I have moved roadkill out of the road before so that vultures won't get hit!

Kay said...

I'm laughing out loud!