Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Only in Miami moment

So I was driving up US1 this afternoon, on my way to the gym and I had one of those, "only in Miami" moments.

Now normally when you are on the road in South Florida, you have to be fairly defensive because you never know what you are going to have swerve into your lane, car, motorcycle, moped, pedestrians, Iguana-the-size-of-a-pony, whatever.
But in the five years I have been here, I have never seen parrots become an issue. And I'm not talking about the little green parrots, I'm referring to the HUGE yellow and blue parrots that people pay thousands of dollars for.

It was a pair of said yellow and blue parrots the size of my cats that almost dive-bombed my car before the swooped up at the last minute. freaky

1 comment:

El Capitan said...

I know exactly what you're talking about. When you see them for the first time, it's truly a surreal experience and you feel like you're in Costa Rica or some super tropical place.

When I used to work in the BMI building, they would fly by my bosses' window around 3 or 4 in the afternoon. And they are beautiful! Someone told me that they were left overs from when Parrot Jungle Island used to be in Pinecrest and that's why they're in the area. She said she thinks they still live in the park there and fly back around evening. They're awesome and are a only in Miami experience!