Evil Twins

Science long ago discovered that each of us has an “Evil Twin”… someone who looks exactly like we do but does things we would never even think of doing… like exaggerating our past achievements and net worth, forgetting the birthdays of our significant others or failing to bag up our dog’s poop in the park when no one is looking. The really Bad Things! But despite years of effort and countless millions of dollars, scientists have never been able to prove the existence of a “Whooper Evil Twin.”

So last week, we drove over to nearby Betterhaf University and borrowed their famous “Evil Twin Cam”… the very same camera that took those now famous pictures of Big Foot, the UFO and the Loch Ness Monster… and we deployed it in the St Marks pen. Then we crossed our fingers… and waited.

Yesterday morning, under the cover of darkness, we retrieved the camera and scurried back to the blind. Our fingers trembled with anticipation as they extracted the photo chip, plugged it into the wide screen TV which proudly hangs on one wall of the blind and scrolled through the five gazillion pictures. Then… suddenly… the distant pop of a Champaign cork echoed from the marsh… followed by the quiet voice of Humphrey Bogart, “Here’s looking at you, kid” as Johnny and his “Evil Twin” magically appeared before our very eyes.

See for yourself!

Whooping crane 30-16 (aka Johnny) and his “evil twin”

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  1. PattiLat March 21, 2018 10:44 pm

    Exquisite !!! Thank you.

  2. Jean P. aka CrabtowneMd March 20, 2018 6:19 pm

    Gorgeous photo and cute write up. Thank you for sharing your wit and crane art. A hearty thanks for all that you do for OM and Whooping Cranes.

  3. Agneta Sand March 20, 2018 2:45 pm

    I do not see any ‘evil’ twin either – Just a beautiful picture of one of the most beautiful birds on earth ! ! !

  4. Jill Morgan March 20, 2018 12:26 pm

    What a beautiful photo!

  5. Maggie Turk March 20, 2018 8:54 am

    That certainly is a neat photo. Just does not appear to be very “EVIL” though. Thanks .