Cheeky Heron Channels Ozzie Guillen

Pfft! Please… — Chicago White Sox Manager Ozzie Guillen

If the heron in the following picture could talk it would undoubtedly drop a line very similar to Ozzie’s,

Ran across this wader’s story over at London paper, The Daily Mail. This tabloid-like publication is a em, daily online stop for yours truly for a variety of reasons, odd stories like the one above being one.  Another reason is to get my daily celeb fix, yeah it’s a guilty pleasure…

Speaking of the Daily Mail, despite listening to the Beatles’ Paperback Writer numerous times, it wasn’t until this morning on my way to work that I realized that Lennon/McCartney managed to work in a shout out to the Daily Mail,

It’s the dirty story of a dirty man
And his clinging wife doesn’t understand.

His son is working for the Daily Mail,
It’s a steady job but he wants to be a paperback writer,
Paperback writer.

According to that most reputable and credible of sources, Wikipedia,

The Daily Mail was Lennon’s regular newspaper and was often in the studio when The Beatles were writing songs.

Who knew?

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Hungry Heron Could Face Murder Charge… Readies Defense

From Disney’s Finding Nemo,

Sorry if I ever took a snap at you. Fish gotta swim,
birds gotta eat. — Nigel the Pelican

Well, the heron (near top of the food chain, baby!) pictured in the following piece, “Pictured:  The moment a mother loses a desperate battle to save her duckling from the jaws of a heron”, had no such apologies for the duckling or mama duck.

Here is the final frame from the sad, albeit natural, story:  a heron just being a heron, or homicidal maniac?

I wonder if people who like to pretend that humans are no different from animals, you know the “[a duck] is a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy” crowd, will put pressure on local authorities to press murder charges on this heron for the dastardly deed?

I know what the heron’s defense will be:  Couldn’t help it, my DNA made me do it