A one-legged gull
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edited April 18, 2017 in Wildlife
Today I was waiting for a train when my sight caught this lamp-sitting gull. I wondered: is the other leg hidden or is it a one-legged gull? For some minutes the gull moved a little around on one leg – shaky and staggering. It was obvious. This is a one-legged gull. I need to take some pictures to document the survival of a one-legged gull.
Just before I got on the train, the gull flew to the ground and landed on two legs. Plain cheating!
Great shots of a leg-cheating-photog-fooling-yet-rather-pretty-gull!
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One sees a fair number of one legged egrets in Florida.
I'm not certain, but I always credited them to the alligators in the local Florida waters.
Here is an image of a bird missing a foot from 2006 shot in Florida with an original 5D - https://photos.smugmug.com/Animals/Birds/i-6QsFkvs/0/X3/one footed egret 8234--X3.jpg
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Interesting. May be a phenomenon like the lizards dropping the tale