Thursday, November 18, 2010

A touch of the Season

little bit of natural history.......

Did you ever wonder why there are no dead penguins on the ice in Antarctica - where do they go ?

Wonder no more ! ! !

It is a known fact that the penguin is a very ritualistic bird which lives an extremely ordered and complex life.
The penguin is very committed to its family and will mate for life, as well as maintaining a form of compassionate contact with its offspring throughout its life.
If a penguin is found dead on the ice surface, other members of the family and social circle have been known to dig holes in the ice, using their vestigial wings and beaks, until the hole is deep enough for the dead bird to be rolled into and buried.
The male penguins then gather in a circle around the fresh grave and sing:

"Freeze a jolly good fellow"

"Freeze a jolly good fellow."

"Then they kick him in the ice hole." !!!

You really didn't believe that I know anything about penguins, did you!


Brenda said...

Hahahaha, poor little penguins!

Anji said...

Wicked girl!
Is there ever anyone around looking for dead penguins anyway?

Granny Annie said...

I truly believed I was being educated on the life and habits of Penguins. LOL

Actually I heard the tale in a different way. It was how to catch a polar bear. Cut a hole in the ice. scatter green peas around it and when the polar bear shows up to take a pea, kick him in the ice hole.

Joan said...

I laugh at the part where they kick him in the ice hole...haaaaa