Undertoad Friday Mar 17 11:08 AM
3/17/2006: California condor chick
barefoot serpent Friday Mar 17 11:50 AM
I hope that thermometer goes under the wing.
Happy Monkey Friday Mar 17 12:20 PM
Trilby Friday Mar 17 12:54 PM
Very cool. Now, is that baby condor FOOLED by that puppet? And, why is it being fed by a puppet, or should I look at a link I missed on the first go-round?
Elspode Friday Mar 17 01:08 PM
It keeps them from imprinting on humans so that they will not be dependant and can be released into the wild to repopulate the species.
Trilby Friday Mar 17 01:21 PM
But, what about smell? I thought animals needed a good smell to know about life. Does the puppet have condor smell on her?
Elspode Friday Mar 17 01:37 PM
Trilby Friday Mar 17 01:41 PM
I have almost always imprinted on the dominate male. Personally. It's been a problem...
barefoot serpent Friday Mar 17 01:43 PM
I think they added the cable -- in HMs pic -- to the railing at overlooks at the Grand Canyon to try and keep them from perching near people.
Elspode Friday Mar 17 01:52 PM
Trilby Friday Mar 17 01:56 PM
barefoot serpent Friday Mar 17 02:01 PM
I prefer to call it pheromones
marichiko Friday Mar 17 02:15 PM
Highriskgeo Friday Mar 17 02:42 PM
Just think this little one will grow up take care of all are roadkill one day
Trilby Friday Mar 17 03:05 PM
i'm starting to think I love mari--I am also starting to think I'm...cultered. Like Paris.
barefoot serpent Friday Mar 17 03:26 PM
capnhowdy Friday Mar 17 05:09 PM
We call them buzzards down here. But ours are bald.
chrisinhouston Friday Mar 17 05:12 PM
They do the same thing with Whooping Cranes. Here you see a former KKK member hired to impersonate an adult crane!
seakdivers Friday Mar 17 05:35 PM
Geez - it took me a while to find the adult condor's head in the second pic. I guess I'm used to our big ol white headed rat-birds up here.
xoxoxoBruce Friday Mar 17 07:30 PM
Rat-birds? Is that any way to speak of our national bird? Bush'll get you for that.
seakdivers Friday Mar 17 07:40 PM
xoxoxoBruce Friday Mar 17 07:43 PM
Maybe Ben franklin was right and we should eat 'em for thanksgiving.