Tuesday, January 16, 2007

The hidden dangers of global warming

We've been enjoying some moderate temperatures here in Northern Greece the past few days, but it seems that some female ostriches are not finding the warmer weather a welcoming sign. Apparently, male ostriches are getting a bit randy due to the warmer weather and trying to hump the females against their will - two months before their normal mating cycle begins. While some females are successfully staving off the advances, some have actually produced eggs. 2007 might just be a bumper year for baby ostriches.

1 comment:

Flubberwinkle said...

I thought the theory "the hotter it is, the hornier they get" only applied to male homo sapiens. I was wrong. Apparently, it applies to ostriches as well. (Is it a biped thing?)