Spring boots

At last the weather is sufficiently decent, and reliable, that I can don my boots.

Here’s a fairly new pair made by the estimable outfit Tres Outlaws in El Paso, Texas.  They’re tall (14-inch shafts), with fancy burgundy stitching that matches the oxblood vamps.  Guess the hide (which isn’t hard), but then also guess which part of the animal they’re from:





  1. samphire53
    Posted April 1, 2014 at 4:36 am | Permalink

    1.Three-toed sloth?

    2.Its feet?

  2. Diana MacPherson
    Posted April 1, 2014 at 4:49 am | Permalink

    A sheep. I want to say its face for the LOLz but I’ll go with somewhere on its torso. 🙂

  3. Robert Bray
    Posted April 1, 2014 at 4:58 am | Permalink

    legs crossed?

  4. Mike Yonts
    Posted April 1, 2014 at 5:00 am | Permalink

    Ostrich belly?

    • Posted April 1, 2014 at 5:42 am | Permalink

      You’d think the feathers would be closer together on the belly. What’s the area of a bird that has the most widely interspersed feathers?

      • Mike Yonts
        Posted April 1, 2014 at 7:08 am | Permalink

        I think this question was on the test last semester. 😉

        • Posted April 2, 2014 at 1:51 am | Permalink

          Looks like I failed :).

  5. JBlilie
    Posted April 1, 2014 at 5:56 am | Permalink

    Ostrich neck, bottom part of it.

  6. bucksgravitar
    Posted April 1, 2014 at 6:21 am | Permalink

    Nice Boots!!!

    If anyone is interested live Bald Eagles nest along the river in Pittsburgh. Two hatched and one to go… the male is slightly smaller and has a small white feather on his right side.


    • Hempenstein
      Posted April 4, 2014 at 9:25 am | Permalink

      And it’s a wildly popular site, too. I went on last night and noticed the Views counter – a perfect palindrome: 1,010,101.

      Also, prompted by the appalling statistic that only 3% of the kids in the adjacent boro test proficient in biology, it occurred to me yesterday that it might be something that would interest the kids in the Children’s Library upstairs in the Library of my rustbelt town. When I went in, she was at her desk and watching it. It’s apparently VERY popular with the kids, which is great. For many, it’s probably their first encounter with biology outside of the urban sort.

  7. Reginald Selkirk
    Posted April 1, 2014 at 6:23 am | Permalink

    Hummingbird tongues.

  8. Newish Gnu
    Posted April 1, 2014 at 6:48 am | Permalink

    The outside part of the animal, whatever it is.

  9. Hempenstein
    Posted April 1, 2014 at 7:36 am | Permalink

    Water buffalo belly.

  10. J Cook
    Posted April 1, 2014 at 8:15 am | Permalink

    Elk loin

  11. Posted April 1, 2014 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    Creationist scrotum. Since it serves to protect the brains of the organism, it’s unusually thick.


  12. Posted April 1, 2014 at 11:31 am | Permalink

    Mike was right at #4: Ostrich belly.

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