Monday, June 6, 2011

Don't You Want To Buy My Ostriches?



Having sold his horse to us,our next door neighbour wanted to know if we don't want his ostriches as well,as they are quite a handful...
Just look at that tail,doesn't it just ooze "quite a handful?"
Cules said it hurt just too look at them.., we can just imagine all the falls there would be on our yard from supremely fit endurance  horses spooking at these little birdies...




and they come with an attitude too...

That tail keeps calling for my attention,it reminds me of that roadrunner in the comic books when I was a kid!

We agreed that this would be one of only a few things we really don't want around our place...


13 comments:

  1. I remember stopping to look at them at a farm in the western cape some years ago and they were mean things. I don't blame you at all Liesl. Good decision!

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  2. oh thank goodness!!! unless they'd completely take out your snake population, they wouldn't be worth the trouble! ha!

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  3. I certainly wouldn't want to be near those things. The geese are mean enough to us.

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  4. Good choice...They are not exactly a breed that gets along with others.

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  5. I enjoy feeding the wild birds but me thinks that one is far too large!

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  6. I cannot imagine having an ostrich! I have seen their attitude on television and that was enough for me!

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  7. Aw! Come on! Where is your sense of adventure!!! LOL
    Glad you have 'drawn a line' somewhere.

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  8. I don't dare show my kids this post. Buy your ostriches? Their "yes" would be unanimous! :)

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  9. I used to have emus. They were a big handful! And don't even bother trying to catch them, for any reason. They can kick!

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  10. It does have that look of being a problem child :).

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  11. I have a friend near Joburg who has ostriches and Emus, they are not the sort of bird I would like a round the garden!! Horses and ostriches - I don't think so. Diane

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  12. Oh WOW!!!! These are huge! Think they would make a good running partner?;)

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  13. ha! I can just picture how a horse would react to an ostrich!!

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