Wednesday, May 18, 2011

One Freakin Big Bird and Three Photos to Prove It

This may be the biggest bird on the whole island of Okinawa, Japan.  If anyone finds one larger let me know and I'll go shoot that one, too.

You can see this statue of the Yanbaru Kuina, an endangered species, found in Okinawa from Hedo Misaki. 

That's at the northern tip of the island.  I took this photo from the road leading to the big bird.


And, I wandered around to the other side for two good reasons. 

I wanted to prove we get sunshine during rainy season, even if it only lasts a few minutes. 

Plus, I wanted to show you how big this freakin bird really is.  This didn't really give a sense of scale.


So, I walked around and got under the dang thing.  I took off one of my 12 inch shoes to show you that bird has toenails longer than my shoe.  Is that a freakin big bird, or what ?  I got photos to prove it !

This bird, I'll post for LadyE's Travel Photo Thursday.  She has a site called Budget Travelers Sandbox and while I was snoopin around inside the two-story bird I discovered some places in there where you could probably sleep overnight, if you're real quiet, for FREE. 

If cops come and try to arrest you, tell them something like, YOUR BROTHER-IN-LAW MADE YOU DO IT.

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24 comments:

Average Traveller said...

So cool. Basically my wife's biggest nightmare tho.

RyukyuMike said...

Average Traveler,
Your wife's biggest nightmare? Not sure if you meant big birds or the brother-in-law!

Cathy Sweeney said...

WOW -- that's a huge bird. Pretty cool that you can go inside the statue. I like it.

Keith T. Graff said...

That's a really big bird! Do they have an equally big Ernie, Burt, Cookie Monster and Oscar the grouch?!

RyukyuMike said...

Keith,
Not sure but, if you spot some, we'll go shootum!

RyukyuMike said...

Cathy,
No room service and you have to bring your own linen but, it suits me just fine!

Muza-chan said...

Great statue (^_^)

RyukyuMike said...

Muza-chan,
Yup. Even has stairways so you can walk up inside and get a better view.

Ryan said...

Last time I saw a bird this size was on my old mums table at Christmas, I'll never eat another turkey in my life.

RyukyuMike said...

Ryan,
Ya got one helluva table. What time's dinner usually served?

Evan said...

Definitely creepy. After seeing the film birds, this can lead to nothing but nightmares.

Leigh said...

That is a very cool bird. I'll be on the lookout now for giant birds but that one will be hard to top. Giant fruit - yes - but birds no.

Expat in Germany said...

That's one big bird, love the shot of the shoe and the bird's toenail - really puts its size into perspective.

Katherina said...

Oh my god, THAT'S big !!! I wouldn't want to walk around it at night...

LadyE said...

That is one big bird! :)

Nice to see you're getting a bit of sunshine. Weather is lovely here in Korea at the moment.

See you next Thursday!

RyukyuMike said...

Evan,
Aw, not creepy at all. This guy doesn't fly.

RyukyuMike said...

Leigh, Expat in Germany,Katherina and LadyE,
Thank you all. It's a cool bird in a fairly remote location. But, nothing to fear around this gem. I'd live there!

Raymond Walsh said...

Crikey! I wonder how big the eggs are? :)

Anonymous said...

Crikey! I wonder how big the eggs are? :)

RyukyuMike said...

man,
Fell off my barstool laughn!

RyukyuMike said...

Raymond,
You sound exactly like that other dude!

jade said...

This is awesome- it seems like a big tree house that I'd love to play in as a kid!
-Jade Vagabond3

RyukyuMike said...

Jade,
Folks are always sayin I still gotta a little kid in me cuz I'm always playin. Try it sometime. It's fun!

Jessie V said...

love the 2nd and 3rd photos, especially!! how cool is this?!