Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Big mistake Beakerkin almost in the doghouse

The isects in VT are huge and I almost made a serious mistake. I left my car on Saturday upon leaving the car I thought I saw another Atlas Moth. I took a swipe with the newspaper and barely missed. I took a glance and it turns out the moth was a humming bird. This near accident has made me unpopular with the nature lovers. However any hummingbird stupid enough to be in newspaper range deserves its fate.

20 comments:

MissingLink said...

Are they tasty?
I mean those humming birds.

beakerkin said...

I think they should be tasty given their diet. However if I had hit the poor bird there would be a lynch mob as Vermonters are apparently very fond of humming birds.

Always On Watch said...

Have you ever seen the nest of a humming bird? Many years ago, I did as a pair had nested on my cousin's window ledge in east Tennessee. The eggs are the size of uncooked navy pea-beans.

Mr. Ducky said...

Beak, you'r just a natural born killer. You're a prime candidate for the IDF.

beakerkin said...

More anti semitism Duncy. I tell you that bird was tougher to hit then a knuckle ball but I did not miss by much. I just have to connect once and goodbye.

Anonymous said...

beakerkin;

careful, this was obviously a Hizbullah sneak provocation. You must be ready with a PROPORTIONAL response!!

Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

Hummingbird tastes like puppy.

beakerkin said...

There is almost no meat on a hummingbird. One would need about fifty of them to make a meal. They are not easy to swat. It is like hitting a knuckleball.

The Merry Widow said...

You could always make a hummingbird pie, that would REALLY get the natives in a tizzy!

tmw

Anonymous said...

Mr. BTIP,

Is puppy anything like Baby Seal??

Brooke said...

What's wrong with killing a hummingbird, other than there isn't much there to eat, and it is therefore not worth the effort.

Perhaps there is some larger, slower, less intelligent animal in Vermont that has more meat on it's bones... Oh, wait. Killing a liberal to eat him would be icky cannibalism.

MissingLink said...

Tasies love young puppies and baby seals.
Yum

Justin said...

Beak:

what little meat is on a hummingbird is somewhat tough what with all the moving around they have to do. However, if you get enough of them you can fix yourself a wonderful hummingbird tounge pie. all that nectar keeps it tender and sweet.

nanc said...

my palate says more like american condor wings, beamish.

Always On Watch said...

Fourteen comments on a posting about hummingbirds?

Elmer's Brother said...

a little tobasco and you have a great little appetizer

nanc said...

well, elbro - that and another 47 hummingbirds...

The Merry Widow said...

AoW- Our middle names are "Roadkill"! Now possum is greasy, armadillo can have leprosy, skunk takes forever to get the smell out, but if with a little batting practice one can have a nice mess of hummingbird. Only drawback, spitting feathers on the floor is not good manners, so I suggest eating them outside and really incite the neighbors!

tmw

Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

Possum sucks. You run one down, skin it, gut it, batter it, baste it, and just when you're about to toss it in the deep fryer, it'll jump up and bite you.

They play dead you know.

The Merry Widow said...

Well, Mr. Pres-Elect, That is the OTHER drawback of a thoroughly nasty little critter! Meaner than a disturbed rattlesnake and not as tasty! Rattler tastes like chicken you know!

tmw