…and the parade of animals continues.


Not much gets the system going like an indoor water moccasin encounter. So I still have things to do today, so I toss the snake carcass in the pond, get a coffee to replace the one I spilled over the snake, and head out to the hangar and promptly jump out of my skin and spill the next coffee…..over a pigeon?



OK, its a one pound bird, but I’m at my “startled by animals in the hangar” daily limit.  I can’t explain why, but this guy is marching all around my hangar.  He can fly, but keeps coming back. If his eagle vision was supposed to warn me of the presence of a big snake, well sorry buddy, you are 10 minutes late to work, and you owe me another coffee.



Just outside the side door. He has some kind of a band on his ankle. Probably on probation. Someone should contact his parole officer and mention that it isn’t funny to scare middle aged men for entertainment. One more visitor and I’m going to take it as a sign I should have gone to the beach today.




About William Wynne
I have been continuously building, testing and flying Corvair engines since 1989. Information, parts and components that we developed and tested are now flying on several hundred Corvair powered aircraft. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics and an A&P license from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and have a proven 20 year track record of effectively teaching homebuilders how to create and fly their own Corvair powered planes. Much of this is chronicled at www.FlyCorvair.com and in more than 50 magazine articles.

6 Responses to …and the parade of animals continues.

  1. David says:

    Hey William I think you need a coffee cup with a lid!!!

  2. Dan Sheradin says:

    Based on the picture of the pigeon it was an American Racing Pigeon.

    Looks like the green band says “IF” for the International Federation.

    So the bird was released from prison, on probation.

    Sorry it’s a slow morning at work today…

  3. Tracy says:

    Thank you for the laughs today while reading about the plethora of wildlife that abounds in Florida. I know it shouldn’t make me laugh but something about the way you wrote it that got to me. Probably the fact that I can envision the entire process happening, and you being more upset about the spilled coffee than with the annoyance of nature. Maybe I just have a warped sense of humor, and am grateful it wasn’t me in your position.

  4. Michael L Smith says:

    I saw a program about a South Africa snake specialist that removed snakes for a living. People down there have to deal with Black mombas,King browns,2 kinds of cobras,and a small snake that burrows in the flower bed you can’t pick up without gloves.

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