On our last trip to Gatorland a few weeks ago, one of the Wood Storks became almost a pest. Dan caught me leaning on the rail taking photos of the Wood Stork as he walked toward me.
Apparently, I was in the way, because,
Coming closer. Now you can see Dan taking the top photo.
He is so close here, I could hardly focus on him. He then jumped-fly over my head. He almost knocked my cap off as I felt his feet on my cap.
He wanted on the other side and I WAS IN HIS WAY!!
Later, we came back past here, sure enough, our “over-friendly” Wood Stork was still hanging out for whatever hand out he might get.
Here are some more of Dan’s photos. Because of his long lens, either the Wood Stork or I was in focus.
For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: (James 3:7 KJV)
This bird was used to being around people and enjoyed being “hand-fed.”
Here are a few more of my photos of this “Close Encounter With the Over-Friendly Wood Stork.”
“The wings of the ostrich wave proudly, But are her wings and pinions like the kindly stork’s? (Job 39:13 NKJV)
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