April 29, 2010

Contents of an Ostrich's stomach


Once again, I have to turn to the official description, because the facts are enough.

Somehow, during its lifetime, the poor bird managed to ingest a lace handkerchief, a buttoned glove, a length of rope, a plain handkerchief (probably a man's), assorted copper coins, metal tacks, staples and hooks, and a four-inch nail - a step too far, and the cause of death.

London, England
1930, photographer FW Bond
from The National Media Museum

5 comments:

Steph(anie) said...

Stupid bird.

downtown guy said...

Most birds are. Except parrots. And they're mean.

Ms. Moon said...

And chickens! They're not stupid. Not mine, anyway.

downtown guy said...

Well, yours are smarter than turkeys, anyway.

leilalatex said...

Damn! And think about how much less shit was dropped on beaches in those days! Think what birds have got in their bellies now!