The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #167099   Message #4038361
Posted By: Jim Carroll
08-Mar-20 - 04:08 PM
Thread Name: BS: Only Joke Thread You'll Need for 2020
Subject: RE: BS: Only Joke Thread You'll Need for 2020
A Sussex couple walking along the coast came across the remains of a bird’s nest the seagulls had obviously got at – on closer examination they found rather a strange looking egg which they wiped down and gently carried back to the car
When the got home they noticed it was still warm and appeared to contain a developing chick, so they made a makeshift nest on the kitchen worktop and left it there to see what happened
Over the next few days it showed signs of hatching and, when I finally did, the strangest, ugliest-looking chick broke out
They left it in the nest, took a photograph and sent it off to the Natural History Museum in London – after a short while they got an excited reply saying they had never seen such a bird and would be in touch – they also said that it was so unusual that the staff had named it ‘The Rary Bird’
The bird continued to grow at an alarming rate, so much in fact that they were forced to take it from the worktop, drag out an old dog-basket and rehouse it there
With a week it had outgrown the dog basket so they were forced to put it in the garden shed on a large bundle of old blankets – it was costing a small fortune to keep it in food
Still not hearing from the Natural History Museum the couple decided that, as it was one of a kind, the Museum would probably experiment on it and eventually stuff it – so they decided to drive down to the coast where they found it and try to get it to fly away
They did this, gingerly lifted it off the borrowed trailer truck and placed it at the edge of the cliff…. and waited, and waited, and waited – nothing happened
Finally the man said to his wife, “We’re going to have to give it a push over the cliff”.
Reluctantly she agreed, they placed it on the edge and made ready – the bird stared at them silently with it’s huge liquid eyes and finally said – “That’s a long way to tip a Rary”