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Collateral dungage

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Strip by: Ian Boreham

{Gulls are nesting on a rocky cliff at the coast. Down below, seals are resting on the beach, and a man is shaking his fist at some gulls flying above him. The seals, the rocks and the man's shirt and hair all have gull guano on them. An angry gull is complaining to another that just flew overhead and dumped a load on the angry gull.}

Angry gull: Eww... Gross, Dude! Crappin' on the furries is one thing, but on another bird?

Angry gull: Not cool, man! NOT. COOL.

The author writes:

In my imagination, when a fledgling bird has completed its first flight, its proud parent says, "From now on, kid, the world is your toilet!"

In my extensive research on this topic (i.e. some quick googling), I found that there are some bird species that use pooing as an offensive technique against predators. It seems that some pet birds, parrots particularly, will poo on people to express their displeasure. Mind you, parrots generally seem a bit neurotic anyway. Maybe they're angry at having to give up on hands when they evolved wings. That would annoy me.

I'm pretty sure that birds think of themselves as superior to non-flying animals. How could you have any respect for something that lives in your toilet?

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