Battlepanda: Close encounters of the bird kind


Always trying to figure things out with the minimum of bullshit and the maximum of belligerence.

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Close encounters of the bird kind

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The bird sitting on my is a comorant, a bird used for fishing. The fisherman would tie a straw around the bird's neck to prevent the creature from swallowing its catch. I was in Guilin, a part of China that looks exactly like a Chinese landscape painting.

Comorants are cool. Apparently they only cost a few hundred Chinese Yuans fully trained. I'm going to lobby my boyfriend to let me buy one before the RMB starts to appreciate against the dollar.