It’s always very cool visiting a region or country which boasts native wildlife not found anywhere else in the world.
While relaxing in Arizona this afternoon we spotted a road runner swiftly making his way through the desert! The question posed on facebook was “you mean they’re real??!!”.
While the roadrunner may be the star of the Coyote and Roadrunner cartoon they are also very real!! Their very swift movement as featured in the cartoon series is also very real!! (They can run up to 17 miles per hour – which for those of you who think in kilometres is roughly 27 km per hour).
They are the most famous bird in the Sonoran desert and can be found in parts of Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, New Mexico, Arizona, and southward into Mexico. They eat mostly small animals such as small birds and snakes, and can run fast enough to catch and eat rattlesnakes…which are also plentiful here in Arizona!