Oct 1, 2011

Plastic flamingos

Flamingos are an iconic symbol of Florida ...
But are they incorrect?

I've yet to see one in the wild.

7 comments:

Tabor said...

The way non-indigenous species proliferate down there...just give them time.

vanyelmoon said...

I rairly see any in peoples yards either. I think the tourist all bring them back to where ever they come from. There are probably 10000 plastic flamingos in Canada :)

Janie said...

A single pink flamingo (nicknamed Floyd) hung out at the Great Salt Lake for many years. He's only recently stopped coming to the lake every spring. Perhaps he has died of old age.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

A flock of flamingos was spotted in the northern Everglades earlier this summer, but that's a rarity. I've never seen one in 12 years. As for the plastic ones ...

jabblog said...

If I were a flamingo I wouldn't be seen dead near one of those plastic efforts!

Ciss B said...

Oh, yes...these plastic birds are seen around here. Mostly as jokes, though (i.e. when a friend turned 50 there were 50 of them found that morning in his front yard.).

Robert V. Sobczak said...

I see them now and then on front lawns, but pretty rarely. At $10.99 a pop, they aren't cheap.