Sunday, August 8, 2010

a red red robin came

A robin plunged its beak into our lawn and gripped a worm. Back it leaned, stretching and pulling and stretching and pulling the longest worm I have ever seen. Rearing backwards, it flapped both wings. as the worm suddenly lost its hold. There it lay, snakelike on the grass. The robin darted in and out, taking furtive stabs. It was obviously intimidated by the sheer size of its catch. The bird eventually managed to gather up the worm in its beak a coil at a time and then unbelievably, the entire worm disappeared and the robin rose, rather heavier it seemed, and flapped over the fence.

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