Guinea Fowl Logic

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Guinea Fowl

The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few   – Spock.

Picture the scene:-

You are driving quietly through the empty streets of suburbia. The sun is shining and all is peaceful.

Up ahead you notice a flock* of Guinea Fowl. There is one lone one on one side of the road, and about twenty on the other.

Now, you just know this one lone bird is going to wait till the last moment as your car approaches, then suddenly dart across the road, right under your car tyres. So you slow down accordingly and creep forwards carefully, keeping your eyes glued on this lone bird.

Nearer and nearer you approach. The birds have all seen you and are getting a bit edgy. You inch a little closer. Nearly upon them now. Watch that one lone bird.

At the last second, all twenty birds dart across the road right under your tyres, to join the one lone one on the other side of the road.

Clearly, in Guinea Fowl logic –

The needs of the one outweigh the needs of the few!


post script: No wonder the collective noun for a flock* of Guinea Fowl is – Confusion!


26 thoughts on “Guinea Fowl Logic

  1. earthstills

    This makes me smile and be sad at the same time! – it’s so true, and apparently while you and I wait for their logic to kick in (this makes me smile), countless other motorists clearly don’t give a damn, given how many you see as bookmarks on the road…(this makes me sad and angry)

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Actually, here in suburbia, I haven’t seen one squished GF, but there have been a few squirrels now and then, which also makes me sad. However, since squirrels hide behind trees and then dash out at the last second, it is not always the motorist’s fault.


  2. mistermuse

    Speaking of unpredictable road-crossers, I often see squirrels dart in front of cars and get safely past, only to stop in the middle of the road and start back the way they came. I’ve learned to anticipate this possibility and slow way down, but apparently a lot of drivers don’t, judging by the amount of squirrel road kill on neighborhood streets. At least with turtles crossing the road, you never have to worry about a sudden change of direction (if there’s no traffic in sight, I always stop and take them out of harm’s way – I assume they are grateful and remember me in their prayers.

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      hahaha You make me laugh! 🙂
      I’m sure the turtles remember you in their prayers!
      We also get the mad squirrels, but mostly they cross only one way.

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      1. scifihammy Post author

        Actually, a Turkey i would respect – they are massive! Guinea Fowl are just glorified chickens – small and very daft! Choppy could chase them to her heart’s content! 🙂

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  3. dizzylizzie72

    We have a lot of Guinea Fowl in Arkansas. There is never any logic in which direction they are going to run. Those are some noisy birds, but very good guards for your property. Cute post.
    I thought the lone one would run with her babies to join the others, how funny that it was the other way around. Apparently their brains work backwards. Ha

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  4. Midwestern Plant Girl

    Ha ha! So these guys are probably why there are so many ‘chicken cross the road’ jokes! Yup. When the line formed for brains, they were in line for the cool feathers.🐓🐔

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