It has been a long day, and Professor Ceiling Cat is dispirited. This calls for both a penguin and a cat. The penguin’s first.
Matthew Cobb sent me this tw**t from “General bollocks” which included a funny flash video of a penguin (I think it’s an Adelie) attacking a man. The penguin is so aggressive that the man stumbles backwards and falls. I couldn’t find a way to include the flash (you can see the original here), but of course I found the very short video of the penguin attack is on YouTube (below).
I’d love to be attacked by a penguin, for my second Big Dream (beyond petting a baby tiger or lion) is to visit the Antarctic. I have swum with penguins in the Galápagos, but have never encountered them on land. And besides, swimming with penguins entails this: watching a dark shape, followed by a stram of bubbles, zip by so fast you can’t see what it is.