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Meet F48269GB06 aka Buddy

"Buddy" here is a stray racing pigeon that landed at my window. I first didn't notice the rings on his legs, but then I understood why he was so comfortable with me and my camera inches from him (I even took macros).

 

At that point I looked up on the internet what to do with it (basically, feed it -no bread!-, give him water and let him rest). So I let him jump in, gave him some corn and a cup of water. After which he quickly found himself a dark corner to sleep, out of which he promptly came out to come and peck at my fingers whenever I typed too hard or fast. Haven't figured out why.

He flew away the next day.

 

Talking about straying : Buddy was a British pigeon and that pic is taken from near Paris !

 

Other buddies:

snail buddy ; crocodile buddy ; toad princess ; mosquito buddy ; angry lizard buddy ; Greedy wasp buddy

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Taken on July 15, 2008