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In worlds where magic is actually a thing, most people go out of their way to keep things like hair (or feathers) from falling into other hands. I would guess that large feathered (or scaled) creatures are taught from an early age to pick up after themselves. You have to admit, it would be hard to drop a five-foot feather without noticing it.

Thank you for answering my question! **bounces** Me, if I found a feather like that, I’d get the thing certified by a zoologist or vet or some such ASAP, and then I’d probably freak out volubly about cryptids. ^_^ Rumors are one thing; physical proof is an entirely different kettle of coelacanths!

The odd thing is that people seem to think it’d be easy to fake a giant feather. I’ve imped feathers before (joined a cut length of feather to another via very small pins glued inside the shaft before assembly to create abnormally long feathers) for cosplay work, and believe me, you can spot an imped feather or a fake very easily– for something that looks so simple, feathers are enormously complex.

Yeah my reaction would probably be about the same. Just sorta “huh. Big bird. Really big bird.”

I’d only question how normal it is if I posted it online and a bunch of comments told me that it’s way too big to be from a normal bird.

I’ve had enough life experience to know that I know nothing hahaha

I was flabbergasted the first time I saw a sea otter up close. They’re like 3-5 FEET. I presumed they were like, the size of large cats or small dogs. And I just never knew until I saw one up close at an aquarium.

Same with wolves, it wasn’t until a random research binge that I realized wolves are BIG. I kinda presumed they were dog sized. Most wolves are considerably bigger than most dogs. Although there are of course small wolves and big dogs. Great Danes and Newfoundlands get into the wolf region of size. And Mexican Grey wolves get into the dog region of size.

So if someone told me this me-sized feather belongs to a real life bird, I’d believe them and just presume these mega-birds don’t live near me.

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