Roadrunner at the water bowl: Possessed by an alien?

March 17, 2021

This roadrunner stopped by for a drink on a hot August afternoon and – perhaps overwhelmed by how good the water tasted – had a brief shuddering attack.

No doubt he (or she) was just doing a feather re-fluff, but in slow motion you can see his normally sleek plumage clump up and stand on end. It looks very odd. Was he possessed? Or did he perhaps have a toe in a light socket?