Funny Stork Pictures - Interesting Facts
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What's the difference between a stork and lawyer?
Soon Their Friend's Take Up Residence Too
Will and Guy ponder: 'What started the myth that the stork brought babies to their parents?' We can imagine an old midwife being called out for an urgent confinement. As she hurries along she notices a White Stork flying in the direction that she was heading. When she entered the mother's bedroom the baby had already arrived, she thought whimsically, it was that stork who delivered this baby.
Vets who saved a female stork, shot by hunters in Croatia, thought her days were numbered but did not take into account the devotion of her mate, Will and Guy can report. The vets knew the female, which they called Malena, would never fly again but put her back on her nest thinking she would not survive the winter. When her partner, named Rodan, flew south with their young they expected that she would eventually die and certainly never mate again.
Their predictions were proved wrong after the Vokic family, where she had a nest, helped to feed her through the long winter months and she survived. Perhaps, even more amazingly, Rodan has returned every year to mate with his partner and rear another clutch of chicks.
Rodan flies 13,000 kilometres to South Africa, each year, to spend winter in the warm and then the same distance back again to be back with his injured love. A local told Will and Guy, 'She was shot in 1993 by Italians - but she didn't die and was handed over to our vet. He saved her life but was crippled and had lost her ability to fly. The damage was too severe. Her lover is amazing; this year when he arrived from South Africa, where he spent the winter, despite the fact that he had travelled 13,000 kilometres he immediately made love to Malena. It was clear they were pleased to see each other. As she can't fly Rodan teaches the little ones to fly and accompanies them to the south every season.'
Did You Know?
Here is an amusing poem written by Shel Silverstein about a stork:
You know the stork brings babies,
Zooms right down and scoops them up,
And there their skin is tightened up,
Ol' bent backs are straightened up,
Their memories are all removed
Enjoy one of Aesop's Fables
At one time the Fox and the Stork were on visiting terms and seemed very good friends. So the Fox invited the Stork to dinner, and for a joke put nothing before her but some soup in a very shallow dish. This the Fox could easily lap up, but the Stork could only wet the end of her long bill in it, and left the meal as hungry as when she began.
'I am sorry,' said the Fox, 'The soup is not to your liking.'
So a day was appointed when the Fox should visit the Stork; but when they were seated at table all that was for their dinner was contained in a very long-necked jar with a narrow mouth, in which the Fox could not insert his snout, so all he could manage to do was to lick the outside of the jar.
'I will not apologise for the dinner,' said the Stork, 'One bad turn deserves another.'
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