Walking with the Alligators

Walking with the Alligators
A Florida Alligator

March 27, 2011

When is a Scrub Jay like a Termite?

This unlikely comment came from Councilman Bill Deile in Cape Coral Florida, while discussing the costs that might be involved in their town's dealings with the very endangered Florida Scrub Jay.
The wide range of nonsensical, bordering on callous remarks, made about the Scrub Jay, who by the way, is our only Native Florida Bird, by those who run this town, are an affirmation that Wild Things or Endangered Birds are not terribly high on their agenda.
Another example: Thinking that a wild bird who prefers quiet, isolated scrub lands would be happy to relocate to a noisy, busy city park?
Would any of these Council Members be willing to put their bedrooms outside in this same park?
They could still carry out their mating/courting rituals there, right?
It all seems fair to me.

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