Good times

Jul. 11th, 2010 12:17 am
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Okay, it's late late late and I know I haven't updated in forever and there's a lot to update on and I even owe some people e-mails, but just a quick update before I collapse of exhaustion (5 hours of sleep last night):

Today I got to hold the bald eagle. By accident. I work at a bird show, and I don't yet handle the bald eagle, Chinook (and with my horrid boss, never expect to). But today I was wheeling her up the hill and her crate door just popped open. She flew out and landed next to th pathway, with zoo guests watching. I only had a hawk glove with me (usually you need a second, larger sheath to handle an eagle), so I asked her up on to it and (thank god) she did. I got her back in the crate, but not before she bated once (when a bird tries to fly off the glove, it's a bate). So, uh, it was unexpected and slightly terrifying (all the things that could have gone wrong...), but also just a bit exciting. Chinook is huge (10.5 pounds, which is big for a bird) and majestic and just plain a sight to see, so it was a thrill to have her on my glove, even for just a second.

And that was the fun today. I've had a great few weeks, as my boss was away on vacation. It's been freeing and fun and reminds me why I really do love this job. And as I said, there's a lot more to say, but for right now I need to go to bed before I fall asleep on my keyboard. Miss you all, love you. *mwah*
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