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Rescue of Key West, at the Indigenous Park across the street from Southernmost
Beach or Higgs Beach, Key West Florida
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good quick bite and rest stop, the golf courses and undeveloped
land in South Florida
make a great hangout.
my timing was as always, perfect!
I arrived just when dinner was being served.
Mmmmmm, freshly dug up grubs from a recently cut lawn!
is a video of my buddy Izzy Ibis (American Ibis)
This video may take several minutes to download,
so be patient.
Ibis (pronounced "EYE-bis") is a member of a group of long-legged
wading birds in the family Threskiornithidae. They all have long
down curved bills, and usually feed as a group, probing mud for
food items, usually crustaceans. Most species nest in trees, often
with spoonbills or herons. The word ibis comes from Greek, originally
borrowed from Ancient Egyptian hîb.
Ibis was also an object of religious veneration in ancient Egypt,
particularly associated with the god, Thoth. At the town of Hermopolis,
ibises were reared specifically for sacrificial purposes and in
the Serapeum at Saqqara, archaeologists found the mummies of one
and a half million ibises and hundreds of thousands of falcons.
The Ibis was renowned in antiquity for self-administering an enema
to clear blockage by inserting its beak into its cloaca and injecting
a spray of water.