Aug 25, 2008

Beep Beep


We were driving the other day and saw a creature that made me giggle. It always makes me giggle when I see one! What is it you ask? The Geococcyx, better known as a Roadrunner.

There it was, darting across the road at full speed (but without Wil E. Coyote in hot pursuit). I've seen them numerous times since living in the southwest, but don't know much about them. So I decided to do a little bit of research. Here's what I found:
The Roadrunner is considered a ground cuckoo. They can grow up to 18-24in in length and 10-12in high. Roadrunners can run at speeds of up to 15 miles per hour and generally prefer sprinting to flying. If they are being chased by a fast predator they opt to fly.
Here's something really sweet--they are monogamous and a pair may mate for life.
And there you have it; my nerd blog of the month:)

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