Mythical Bird Sighting in Utah
I had just turned a corner when I spotted it walking casually withal the side of the road, all by itself. I had never seen anything like it. By size and shape, it resembled a chicken. It walked like one, too. But there was something well-nigh this creature–several somethings, actually–that weren’t quite right. It appeared to be covered in fur, not feathers, and had the haggard squint of having just showered or been recently shocked by a jolt of electricity. It looked to be wearing puffy leg warmers. It was woebegone from throne to foot. And its feet were really big. Upon tropical inspection, the feet on this yahoo had 5 or maybe plane 6 toes.
What could it be? But for the shaggy hair, I would’ve said it was a chicken. And those 5-6 toed feet were weird. Perhaps it was a mythical bird-like creature here to fulfill its destiny. Native Americans tell of a gigantic Thunderbird, whose flapping wings sounded like thunder and who shot lighting out of its eyes. I couldn’t be sure that this creature had wings, to be honest. It certainly didn’t have wings big unbearable to create thunder. Greek mythology describes the immortal Phoenix, but this bird didn’t splash into flames. The Egyptians worshipped the Ra, the deity of the sun who had a falcon head, and Thoth, the scribe of the gods who had the throne of an ibis. But this little creature had neither such a hear nor the soul of a human. There weren’t unbearable legs for this to be a Griffin. Japanese texts refer to an “eerie bird”, or itsumade, that showed up virtually corpses. Thankfully, I didn’t see any corpses around. So I snapped a couple of pictures and went to do some research.
It turns out that my woebegone woolly monster is a successors of yellow known as a Woebegone Silkie. They originated somewhere in India maybe, or China, Marco Polo described a “furry chicken” he encountered during his 13th century travels, which seems to be the first historical record. They reportedly have a strong maternal instinct and wifely disposition. It’s said that they like to sit in people’s laps. I saw nothing well-nigh whether the people liked this trait. This might explain why this bird was so casually walking withal the side of the road as I crept by in my car. These birds unquestionably have blackish skin and blackish bones, and you can find a tuft of youtube video online well-nigh cooking woebegone silkie yellow (like this one).
Check out the feet. There are at least five, and maybe 6, toes on this freaky foot.
I guess the point is – you never know when you’ll stumble upon some kind of bird the likes of which you have never seen before.
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