|The Goose-Duck-Monster Mystery Solved
||[Apr. 30th, 2009|01:43 pm]
After 2 years, the mystery has finally been solved. Back in May of 2007, bloomerwedgies and I took a trip to the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden. While there, we saw many interesting things which I could swear I posted about. However, I cannot find any such posting. Weird. At any rate, one of the things I saw was this giant, mutant, goose/duck/vulture/monster. It was really large. Like... from where I was sitting, it appeared to be larger than the Canadian Geese, though that may have been a trick of perspective. It was shaped like a duck. And had a pink, fleshy head like a friggin' vulture!
Here is a cropped version of just the beast in full size.
See what I mean? What the hell is that thing!?!?!?!
Well... I have finally learned the answer. One of my co-workers recognized it as a Muscovy Duck. I checked and found a number of very similar pictures, but wasn't 100% convinced until I saw this one, on Wikipedia.
So, it turns out it's not a mutant after all. We do not have to fear being taken over by horrifying vuldugeese. What a relief!