ntang (ntang) wrote,

Bird in my kitchen

Ok, you remember the bird?

You know.


Well, I went out to check on it before hopping in the shower, and I looked in the box. It wasn't in there. Wait, what? Yes, you heard me, it was not in there.

I turns out it's a little more agile than we expected, and it was able to make it through the little holes on the top of the box. Wow. While looking at the box, stunned, I heard a chirp from above me.

Oh no.

I can now say I have, personally, caught a bird. With my bare hands and a Pathmark plastic shopping bag.



I snuck up behind it (and below it, since it had perched on the pot hanger that's hanging from my kitchen ceiling), and slowly brought the bag around to its front - so when it tried to fly away, it flew into the bag. It took me a few tries, but it seemed to like that spot as it came back to it twice. But, like they say, third time's the charm.

(Obviously, the bird was feeling a bit off from its ordeal, because while I can occasionally show signs of possessing some rudimentary level of agility, generally, things like catching birds with my bare hands don't fall into the category of "things I can do". Either that, or I was having a very samurai moment*.)

So, my answers for that "10 things I've done that most other people haven't" meme? Well, I know what one of them will be.

* - This moment is recreated in the third movie in the Samurai trilogy, starring the amazing Toshiro Mifune. Check it out here: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0780021061/002-6327156-9580068?v=glance

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