"Hey. Hey you ... I'm talkin' to ya."
"Yes, YOU Einstein. Let me tell you a little about the Pure Florida eagles."
"Okaaaayy. This is weird though."
"Weird? What's weird is people thinking of condos, beach bodies, and fake magic kingdoms when they think of Florida. They should be thinking of us. We own this place."
" Well, the beach body thing is okay ... Whachu mean ... you own this place?"
" I mean, you are more likely to see a bald eagle in Florida ... over built, over populated Florida, than in any of the lower 48 states. In fact, you'd have to go to Alaska to see more and ... let's face it, that's hardly fair competition ... have you seen how big that state is?
"Now that you mention it, I do see you guys on a regular basis. Why just last week there were 4 of you feeding on a road killed deer. I remember thinking at the time, that eating road kill wasn't good for your noble image ... you know the whole anti-scavenger bias thing ..."
"Yes, we take advantage of easy fast food ...you ever eat at McDonald's?"
"Okay, I see your point."
"Look, I just dropped in to remind you that Florida is THE eagle state south of Alaska with over 1000 nesting pairs. In fact, much of the restored eagle population in the states between Alaska and Florida is due to eagle eggs we donated in the years following the banning of DDT."I remember reading about the restoration program as a kid in our Weekly Readers and in National Geographic.
Sorry about that whole DDT thing ... Thank God for Rachel Carson.
"Yeah, well, apology accepted. It's more about habitat preservation these days. We need space."
"I hear ya. Then I'll say another Thank God for Florida's efforts to preserve environmentally sensitive lands in the face of developers and a budget crisis...Once it's gone, it ain't never coming back again."
"True ... that last line sounds familiar..."
"Eagles listen to Zachary Richard?"
"Dude ... you know how easy it is for me to soar over to Louisiana? I can listen to fresh Cajun music anytime I want."
"I would have thought you guys were more partial to ... the Eagles ... wacka, wacka."
"We may be amazing raptorial beings, but we haven't evolved a sense of humor yet, so I'm guessing you were trying to be funny ... also guessing you failed."
"Hey, not the first time either! "
" Well, I've enjoyed this little chat, but it's time for me to fly ..."
"Wait! I wanted to thank you Florida Eagles for donating all those eggs to the other states over the years. It made a huge difference. You should take a bow on behalf of your clan."
"Very well then ... You are welcome."