What a Load Of Bull~

Is it just me? Or does he look irritable to you?

Would you cross his pasture?

The timid California Quail,

seemed to like hanging around him.

Maybe she thinks no one will mess with her, when he’s around.

But the roadrunner stayed clearly on the other side of the fence.

He’d rather deal with a confusing human like me,

than a bunch of bull like him!

Cheers to you from California’s clever critters~

200 thoughts on “What a Load Of Bull~

  1. I tend to think bulls look tougher than they are. I read of more people getting trampled to death by cows than speared by a bull. Oh dear that’s not a very happy thought for the new year!


  2. Occasionally we get quail through here, Cindy, but never a road runner. Really enjoyed the photo of him checking you out. –Curt


    • The roadrunners are part of the family. They get annoyed if we don’t open the door to the garages when it rains. They hate rain. They will shelter under our patio if we don’t open the doors for them, but they resent us for it!!!! They puff up and look massively p.o’d! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰


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  4. I think you may be right that ‘he’ looks quite irritable but I hope that ‘he’ is not in pain. Some people may look like that but actually they might be just fine πŸ™‚


  5. I live in ranch country. My friend track sets her land for cross-country skiing, and we actually skied right past her bulls. There were about 3 or 4 of them, but they seemed far more interested in their feed than us. Thankfully!


      • Here on the southern Oregon coast we never see roadrunners. I’ve only had two glimpses when we visited the Bosque del Apache in NM. Perhaps I had watched too many Looney Tunes with the road runner character. I was beyond thrilled at even those fleeting glimpses.


        • They are at the glass door watching when we wake up the morning. If it rains we open the garages for them and they let us approach. They hate rain more than anything, which is pretty amazing isn’t it. They don’t like water. They are creatures designed to live and thrive in such harsh deserts. The ones who aren’t in the garages, shelter under patio covers. They puff and look so miserable because they are getting slightly wet. They are awesome. დ


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