May 8, 2021

Ordinary and Unusual Critters

Today's critters are from Seven Bends State Park and the town of Tenth Legion. Mourning doves are common birds and often perch on utility wires.
Saturday Critters / I'd Rather Be Birdin'

Yesterday I shared a picture of the peacock that walked on my car at the state park. Here are three more photos of this character. I got plenty of pictures because he would not get off my car! Almost half an hour passed. When I saw that rain was approaching, I stopped speaking sweetly to him and sternly demanded that he get off. He did! But then he strolled in front of my car and it took a while before I felt I could leave without risking his life. 

I've never been this close to a peacock before. He seemed pretty calm and once I realized he was not likely to bite me, I calmed down too. I believe he lives next door to the park. I've seen other domestic fowl in their yard.

As I left the park, I saw a pair of geese with goslings. They are domestic geese, or perhaps they ran away to live as wild geese. 


Today's final pictures are from the little town of Tenth Legion. I drove past a farm and saw some donkeys with -- wait! Are those zebras? 

I turned around and took another look. These are cell phone pictures and they are not as sharp as I like. 


  1. Happy Mother's Day Linda,
    Love the peacock and the zebras. Very cool to see zebras there with the donkeys. Great photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, have a great new week! PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

  2. A zebra? Well, I never dreamed!!?
    Love the "tail" of your encounter with the peacock. And, sweet, sweet goslings As always, an excellent post & much appreciated that you shared it with us this week!

  3. You had a wonderful encounter with the Peacock, but I think that had you got in the car and started the engine he would have jumped off. Perhaps you have become his new best friend!

  4. ...that pracock is something else.

  5. Great post...from peacock to zebras with donkeys, and goslings in between! It will be hard to beat this one...but do keep on posting blog photos, I do appreciate all your traveling around.

  6. ooooh that peacock, so beautiful, it has amazing colors!!

  7. Wow, what a beautiful peacock, stubborn too. :)

  8. lol, maybe that peacock wanted to see if he could drive. What an experience for you. :)
    And, you got some zebras too, what a surprice!

  9. Hello. Nice serie of photos. The peacock looks really stunning.


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