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Pleasant surprise to see one of my stories about Andy the Great accepted into the local press – hahahaha – was sure the hubster would one day find fame and fortune with his feats,
not to mention the furry brown beastie called Sheba #woof
Slow Motion Hummingbirds
This is a bad day for hummingbirds,
the hummingbird murmured to me,
sounding like a purring puddy tat
filled up on sardines and cream.
That phantom high speed camera
has shown things that we’d like discrete,
unblurring our swirling invisibility sheen,
revealing fantastical feats.
Puggle to Echidna
Egg shelter ruptured
putty smooth, pink
Tiny claws and snout,
hurry up, we’re waiting,
for spines to emerge,
The spiny covered puggle
is now called an echidna,
a coat so very sharpish
their habits – an enigma.
Naive predators approach,
they haven’t got a clue,
piercing of a probing nose
will change their point of view.
A puggle is a hapless morsel,
tasty dingo meal;
huddling echidna in a ball –
that’s no real meal appeal!
Photo: Short beaked echidna spiny anteater tachyglossus aculeatus by Allan Whittome (public domain photo)
Note: A puggle is a baby monotreme (echidna or platypus)
Benny the mini-goat can’t believe his little ears Continue reading