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The Goose-Duck-Monster Mystery Solved [Apr. 30th, 2009|01:43 pm]
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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!

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[User Picture]From: bloomerwedgies
2009-04-30 10:56 pm (UTC)
That duck is the Russian mail-order bride of one of those geese. She was so desperate to be a Canadian, she was willing to marry some old ugly pervert goose and bear all sorts of degradation no Canadian goose would put up with in a million years. And you called her a hideous mutant vulture beast. How do you feel now, Mr. Nice Guy? Huh?! Do you feel like a big man, now? How would you like to live in the ghetto in St. Petersburg, being kept as a slave and running dope for the Russian mob so you could afford your AIDS medicine? Maybe you'll think about that before you open your big mouth next time.
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