Mom and I were out for a walk on Sunday when we came across this soaking wet critter sunning himself and drying his wings, as happy as if he was in his right mind. Normally, birds, except pigeons, keep to themselves and avoid dogs. Maybe this one’s short sighted because he seemed to be unaware that there was a ferocious dog within feet who might attack at any minute (that would be me.) I didn’t attack because I suspected a trap.
Later we found out the bird is a cormorant, a bird that actually fishes. Over in Japan, people train cormorants to catch fish and hand them over. Amazing. My friends the pelicans would never do that, goofy as they are.