Mar 17, 2009

For the Ladies

You'll find the marabou stork at a lot of your trendier carrion hot spots in Africa. With an almost nine-foot wingspan, he's one of the largest flying birds on the planet, and he's looking for a gal with a scabrous head, one who's nice and submissive. He has a newly renovated meter-wide pad he's carved out in a marsh alongside some of his buddies, and he's ready to woo you with his inflatable gular air sac. And once you've consummated your annual union, he'll help you incubate your 2-3 eggs. So, get in line, stork ladies. He's a catch.

Photo source: Knuttz

9 comments:

Zanna said...

Yes ladies, when you wear marabou feather trimmed house shoes or a marabou boa, it came from THIS GUY. Don't you just feel extra glamorous now? :S

Anonymous said...

He looks like a pelican with a bad disposition.

Anonymous said...

Marabou Barbie - scariest toy EVARR!!!!1!

Jack Hynes said...

I thoroughly recommend Marabou Stork Nightmares by Irvine Welsh to those of you who have a strong stomach.

Tracy from Oz said...

This must be the stork that delivers the really ugly babies!

Anonymous said...

"This must be the stork that delivers the really ugly babies!"

Delivers them.... to HELL? Mwuahahahaha!!!

Amanda said...

Either I'm confused or the storks are. Gravid means pregnant *already.*

Jack Ruttan said...

He's got a nice formal collar, for a carrion eater. No wonder the political cartoonists of old used him a lot.

Raging Wombat said...

You're not confused, Amanda. I am. Sorry about that. Consider it revised.