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Revenge of the Birds

Posted by on January 8, 2010

The eagles keeping watch over the campground

I am really enjoying our campground in Alva, Florida. The weather warmed up these past few days and we have been enjoying the sights of rather large fish jumping out of the water, catching glimpses of manatees (which only come out when we don‘t have the camera in hand), and admiring two large bald eagles that sit perched on a limb looking out at the over the campground.

It's hard to capture just how much of a mess has been created. But, trust me, it's a lot of poo. Eew.

While we are enjoying our visit, apparently the numerous birds in the area are not happy with us being here. (Seriously…there are a lot of birds here.) Do they know of my fear (and sometimes, my hatred) of them? (Chris says “my hatred” is too mean.  So, I apologize. At one time in my life, I had a strong dislike of birds. Over time, an appreciation for birds has developed.  That being said, I still have very little appreciation of the pigeon.) But, in this situation, what did we do? Apparently we did something to ruffle their feathers.

I highly recommend these parking spots offered to campers!

Of all the campsites in this park, I think we got the only one with a tree that sits right next to the entrance of our site. Its branches spread out just perfectly over our newly washed white truck. The birds must have had a nice laugh as they sat comfortably in this tree, releasing their poo all over our pretty white vehicle…which is no longer pretty. Or white. It’s to the point now that other campers are stopping by and commenting on the massive amounts of bird poo that cover the front of the truck. It’s out of control.

I write this only to suggest that if you find yourselves in Site #16 at W.P. Franklin Campground, take advantage of parking spots allotted to campers and move your vehicle to that spot at once! …At least they didn’t mess up the Airstream. Yet.

5 Responses to Revenge of the Birds

  1. Sean

    Hopefully it’s eagle poo! :D

  2. Lani

    Nooo!!! The eagles would never poo on my truck! War Eagle! And, congrats on your national championship. (which is NOT an easy thing for me to say.) :)

  3. Sean

    Ha! I guess you Auburn fans have a deal with the eagles. I am a little perplexed by the Hokiebird, but of course we Crimson Tide fans have an elephant mascot.

    But back to poo. I recall about 10 years ago when I was visiting San Francisco. I had a rental car. When I arrived at my hotel I noticed there was a PREMIUM parking spot available right next to the front entrance. Naturally I grabbed it, feeling quite pleased with myself. When I emerged from the hotel the next morning, I quickly realized why the spot had been empty. It sat beneath a couple of trees, and in those trees were seagulls that made the most appalling mess on top of my car. Even though it was a rental, my first stop was to a local car wash!

    And thanks for the congrats. For Bama fans, the sun is shining a little brighter today. We suffered through many miserable football seasons for this moment — someone please give me a foam “number one” finger! Woo hoo!

  4. Lani

    :-) I suppose only Hokies can truly love and understand the HokieBird. :-)

  5. Mom

    I just saw the Alfred Hitchcock movie “The Birds” the other night, and I know I still have a bit of a fear of our feathered friends. I guess they thought your truck was special…..

    Good entry..

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