Consumptive Driving, Part II

John Shuey jshuey at TNC.ORG
Mon Jun 2 13:48:07 EDT 2003

Gosh - you're a bitter little person - aren't you??

From: Paul Cherubini [mailto:monarch at]
Sent: Monday, June 2, 2003 4:31 AM
To: jshuey at TNC.ORG
Cc: LEPS-L at; TILS-leps-talk at
Subject: Re: Consumptive Driving, Part II

John Shuey wrote:

> we noticed that the free-range chickens that frequented
> gas stations were keen "car taxonomists".  They always ignored our car (a
> beetle) but would rush to almost any other car or truck as they pulled in
> for gas.  It doesn't take a genius to watch them and figure out that they
> were feeding on the grills of water-cooled cars - mostly butterflies.

Have you noticed yellow jackets do the same thing when you
drive a Nature Conservancy Chevy Suburban into a gas station on a warm
summer day?

Paul Cherubini
Placerville, Calif.


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