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The Roadrunner
Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) belongs to the Cuckoo Family.
This one ran across the road, while we were on our way to Pine Creek trailhead in
Red Rocks, Nevada. June 2007.

Roadrunners are famous for being quick enough to catch and eat rattlesnakes, so be nice to them.
They can reach speeds up to 17 miles per hour.
Their lifespan is about 8 years.

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KellfeWhat a cute bird!!!

Voted 10/10

I loved it!
Posted Jun 10, 2007 2:56 pm

Anya JingleRe: What a cute bird!!!

Anya Jingle

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Thank you Kelly. This type of bird visits my garden at home quite often and he's not too afraid of me, but that one in the desert was completely wild. Soon after I got this pic, he ran off.
Posted Jun 11, 2007 1:11 am

stesteIs it the same.....

steste

Voted 10/10

....Wile E. Coyote is trying to catch ?
Nice picture. As usual.
Beep-Beep.
S.
Posted Jun 21, 2007 12:35 pm

Anya JingleRe: Is it the same.....

Anya Jingle

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He, he. Thank you :)
Posted Jun 21, 2007 3:06 pm

klwagarThis is

klwagar

Voted 10/10

a bird I've always wanted to see! Lucky you that he even visits!
Posted Jul 11, 2007 6:46 pm

Anya JingleRe: This is

Anya Jingle

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Yes, it's fun to see them. They always have this sneaky look in their eyes.
Posted Jul 11, 2007 10:54 pm

Arthur Digbeesuper pose!

Arthur Digbee

Voted 10/10

How long did you have to wait for this bird to give you this look?
Posted Aug 1, 2007 3:44 pm

Anya JingleRe: super pose!

Anya Jingle

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I was running after him. I think this is his " would you please get lost" type of look ;)
Posted Aug 1, 2007 4:39 pm

dai torasuperb photo

dai tora

Voted 10/10

it's first time i see a roadrunner .
thank you very much for this superb photo .
Posted Oct 3, 2007 5:12 pm

Anya JingleRe: superb photo

Anya Jingle

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Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed the photo.
Posted Oct 3, 2007 11:57 pm

stjepanBeep beep

stjepan

Voted 10/10

Like in that cartoon movie;)
Great photo, as usual.You are an amazing observer, Anya,I envy you.stjp.
Posted Nov 1, 2007 4:21 am

Anya JingleRe: Beep beep

Anya Jingle

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Thanks Stjepan. Yes, I always look around for wildlife. They cannot hide from me ;) Cheers.
Posted Nov 1, 2007 3:47 pm

lcarreauRoadrunners

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

& coyotes, two of my favorite critters!!! I'm
smiling ... what about a Chuckwalla lizard, I suppose it could hide from you! I think the Mojave desert has more Chuckwalla lizards than the Sonoran ... I don't know, I haven't counted them lately! Thanks for your vote!!!
Posted Jan 1, 2008 5:38 pm

Anya JingleRe: Roadrunners

Anya Jingle

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Imagine that there is a roadrunner living in our neighbourhood. He comes over to our backyard, jumps into one of my hanging pots (which is currently empty) and just relaxes there! It is so funny. He's not even afraid of my dog. The roadrunners you see in the wild are a lot more skittish.
As for chuckwallas, I only saw it once in California desert. Have a good one!
Posted Jan 1, 2008 7:40 pm

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Anya JingleSubmitted by Anya Jingle
on Jun 9, 2007 2:16 pm

Image ID: 299995
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Lat/Lon: 32.84000°N / 113.91°W
Object Title: The Roadrunner

Image Type(s): Wildlife