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This American Coot was eating in the grass by the bridge at Lake Estes. It was really cool to see him. I hadn’t seen one yet this year.

The American Coot is a member of the rail family and appears to be made from leftover pieces: it has the bill of a chicken, the feet of a grebe and the body of a duck. How funny is that? They can often be seen running across the water charging rivals.

 

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Have you ever seen an American Coot?

 

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One Response to “American Coot At Lake Estes In Estes Park”

  1. Manny says:

    Now I know how the expression descriptive of a mental case came about. I imagine these poor treasures must suffer from some form of identity disorder. Seems as though the maker was in a playful mood when he conceived them.

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