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Meep Meep

I just finished an illustration of the roadrunner. And who could resist tossing in a few products from Acme Manufacturing?

Thinking of the Roadrunner sent me strolling down Memory Lane. We watched cartoons in the afternoons at our babysitter's (Mrs Bays') house. It's scary how many of that era's cartoons I can still remember. I can also still remember that Mrs Bays had wall-to-wall carpeting in her house, which was quite the big deal.

Here are a few fun factoids for Roadrunner:

  • While running, roadrunners use their long tails for steering, balancing, and braking.

  • Roadrunners are also called earth-cuckoos, chaparral cocks, snake killers, and ground cuckoos.

  • A flock of roadrunners can be called a marathon or race.

  • Roadrunners mate for life and renew bonds each spring with courtship dancing, calls, chases, and sharing food. When they are ready to breedmales, bring nesting materials such as twigs, leaves, grass, snakeskin, and bits of dung to their partners, and the female will build the broad platform nest.

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