by Stephanie Suesan Smith, Ph.D. on November 8, 2010

Some people do not realize that the old Roadrunner cartoons are based on a real bird.  This one had a nest nearby and stood on the pole to see better when hunting.  She would then grab the small moving creature and take it back to her young.


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Fay from North Carolina Car Accident Lawyer November 10, 2010 at 1:33 am

I grew up watching Road Runner outwit Coyote effortlessly. And occasionally, when I was a kid, I would spot one in my grandmother’s garden. Guess it’s one smart bird. Cool post!
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Megan from audio books December 14, 2010 at 3:04 am

I do love this cartoons when I am still young. The name roadrunner comes from the bird’s habit of racing down roads in front of moving vehicles and then darting to safety in the brush. This bird walks around rapidly, running down prey or occasionally jumping up to catch insects or birds.


Jerry Clifford from minneapolis mls August 26, 2011 at 8:35 pm

I did not know that. Did it have a Coyote chasing her too? 🙂 Its funny how birds feed, they chew up the food and spit it in the mouth of their young. Thank god we are not birds.


globe September 16, 2011 at 7:11 am

Nice post image roadrunner because I don’t see that kind of bird ever seen…Thanks for you to gave some tips of that image.. 😛
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