Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Friday My Town Shootout

Flora, Fauna, or Pets

Driving through Buellton, CA, alongside Hwy 246, you'll likely see an ostrich farm, as part of the fauna, with many ostriches, and emu's, wandering through the brush out in the open.

The Ostrich

The Emu

Look at the beautiful colors on their neck!  So very different looking! For an extra dollar, you feed them a bowl of kibble (ostrich chow?) 

To see more from this weeks shoot out, visit here!

18 comments:

  1. Oh what fun...I love this...Great Shootout!! I love unusual fauna....cool!!! Sarah

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  2. I've only seen the ostriches at our local zoo, amazing creatures.

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  3. Ostriches! That last one is looking a bit threatening, or maybe just wonky? "G...i...v...e...me...some..kibble....!"

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  4. Are they farmed for meat or as an attraction?

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  5. Looks like you really got up close. I hear there mean, How very brave. Great pictures!

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  6. Those are such neat birds. Tasty, too!

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  7. The last emu I met kept following me around and nipping at me. Not sure I like them really! But great photos.

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  8. There's an ostrich in the paddock beside the house where I am staying tonight.
    this morning I heard it chomping as it was feeding and there's no way I would put my hand anywhere within cooee of it's beak! Your photos are terrific!

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  9. Emu and Ostrich Ranching is big here in Texas. Amazing to see a herd of them....or is it a flock...or is it a covey...whatever...they say they are good to eat. Never ate any, but like the Emu Cream/Lotion. Great pictures!

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  10. They are interesting creatures for sure!

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  11. Those...are some seriously unattractive animals! I love the attitude coming from the last one - all, like, "look, lady...you take my picture, you better have snacks."

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  12. Great up close and personal shots!! Love it!
    Flora and Fauna

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  13. hello from Rome. glad to see you finally hit the road. aren't they the ugliest - only a mother could love that face.

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  14. fun animals to watch for sure. have fun in your travels!

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  15. That second shot is so perfect...and the rest just make me smile. These creatures make me laugh out loud. They are just so funny to me :)

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  16. Love the photos but what struck me as odd was that you have to pay them to feed their food to their birds. Hmmmm.

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  17. GB-I'm sure that has a whole lot to do with the support of those animals. We commented on that at the time. We are paying to support this operation. And we were okay with that... :)

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