Tuesday, March 18, 2008

"Why Don't We Do it in the Road"

We were reminded of these lyrics from the Beatle's song of the same title this afternoon when, coming over a rise on Second Street Road heading west out of Galien, Michigan, we spotted several free-ranging Domestic Chickens crossing the secondary road. When we then noticed some wild flapping of wings directly ahead of us in the roadway, we realized, we realized that a rooster was, well, doing "it" with one of the hens. Right there in the middle of the road! That was preposterous enough, but when then he was reluctant to yield to our approaching car, instead puffing out his chest as if to say, "This is my territory, and I'll defend it against anyone or anything that intrudes on it, no matter how big." It is the season, after all, but this kind of behavior is not conducive to passing on the gene pool.

5 Comments:

Blogger Amy said...

Thanks for the earworm, John!

March 19, 2008 1:08 PM  
Blogger Bennet said...

I suppose if you asked that particular rooster why he crossed the road, he'd say "It's not the destination, it's the journey!"

March 19, 2008 9:36 PM  
Blogger John L. Trapp said...

You're welcome, Any.

And Bennet, that would make him one erudite rooster, indeed!

March 20, 2008 5:32 AM  
Blogger John Mikes said...

Actually, I'm always reminded of the Firesign Theater: "Why don't we do it in the road, here at Ralph Spoilsport Motors, in the city of West Gomorrah."

March 20, 2008 4:09 PM  
Blogger Daniel said...

The chicken wanted to cross the road but apparently time was of the essence...

I tagged you for a 6 word meme describing your inner birder, good birding!

http://hondubirding.wordpress.com/2008/03/22/six-word-memoir-meme/

March 21, 2008 11:22 PM  

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