2018 Reader Question 178 2018 Reader Question 178 published on December 19, 2018Read more posts by the author of 2018 Reader Question 178, KoryBing15 Comments on 2018 Reader Question 178 This roadrunner really wishes that people knew more about roadrunners than as just a cartoon character.
Wow this roadrunner… he doesn’t want to move.
He (she?) has got an attitude.
They act like they’re the fastest thing alive….
Thank you so much! This roadrunner is so wonderful!
Are there any Akhluts?
This roadrunner probably also wishes they have better pants options.
Aren’t roadrunners zygodactyl? Should have two talons in front, and two in back, instead of three in front and one in back like a chicken.
Oops, you’re right! That’s what I get for hurrying, I didn’t pay close enough attention to their cool feet!
I LOVE roadrunners. I used to volunteer at an animal sanctuary/educational center, and helped take care of this one roadrunner named Chevy. He was a zippy little dude, but they make a sound more like a purring motor or a little “revving” sound. It’s really cute. I also caught him doing a mating call which he was very particular about, 7 “coos” in descending pitch.
I tried to catch him doing wall jumps on video, but I was never successful.
Anyways, I love this.
That trick where Marshall turns himself into an unkindness of ravens… can all totems do that with their animal, is it a learned technique, or is it unique to Marshall?
What are the various Totem and other animal-based magical folks’ thoughts on the furry fandom? Do they tend to see it as offensive or appropriating or just plain weird or… something else?
Oh man, that’s GREAT! Though I should imagine the pants situation’s a bit awkward for them (and kilts would be worse.) I love roadrunners; living out in the Sonoran Desert, I see them a lot– they’re amazingly cute and unkempt-looking when they’re young fledglings, their feathers stick out EVERYWHERE. Smart, too– when I worked in NV at the Clark County Water Treatment plant, there was one who’d pretty much trained everybody who ate lunch at a particular picnic table outside to feed him (including myself.) He loved Ritz Crackers hugely, and would make this weird little zipper-noise of appreciation when you gave him one.
” Meep Meep” Roadrunner
( Fastust roadrunnyust.)
” Meep Meep”
Wile E. Coyote
( Idiotus Maximus)
Holds up sign
” Why can’t cartoon roadrunners be like real roadrunners. Real coyotes can catch real roadrunners. Dumb cartoon logic!!!”
At first the tongue looked like a tooth to me, which made the roadrunner look like a dromaeosaur of some sort. This is neither objectively good or bad, but it is sorta cool.
Just how rare are male harpies, male Grecian sphinxes, and female Egyptian sphinxes? AKA, in a race/species that’s primarily known for being of a single sex, how often does a creature of the lesser seen sex occur? I imagine they might be pretty popular with others of their kind, even if they are unusual.
Your a pretty bird. :) https://youtu.be/jqqAe8Ui1ns
Ziz were mentioned earlier, what are they?