He Who Puts His Head In The Sand Cannot See!

    Someone has said, “He who puts out his own eyes is blind indeed”. Jesus said, “You can see the speck in your friends eye, but you do not notice the log in your own eye. How can you say, “my friend, let me take the speck out of your eye, when you do not see the log in your own eye?” You’re nothing but show-offs. First, take the log out of your own eye. Then you can see how to take the speck out of your friend’s eye” (Matthew 7:1-5).
    The ostrich has big eyes. He stands nine feet tall and can weigh up to 350 pounds. He can run 10 miles at 30-40 MPH for up to an hour keeping its head absolutely level. It has pronounced overbite with nostrils set toward the end of its beak. It has small weak wings, massive bare thighs and hoof like feet. Long elastic tendons in its legs act like pogo springs allowing the bird to run very efficiently. An ostrich kick can be fatal.
    A hen can lay one large cantaloupe-size egg a day until there are six eggs in the nest. Other hens will add eggs to the nest until it is full. The hen and her mate will then incubate all the eggs for the six weeks it takes for them to hatch. When the babies hatch, they are about a foot tall and begin walking and pecking immediately. The mother never feeds them so they are not a burden to the parents. The babies will hang around the parents for protection, but they grow rapidly, increasing their weight 100-fold during their first six months of life. After a year, the babies are close to eight feet tall and the mother will run them off where she can mate again.
    Unfortunately it has one weakness, the idea to stick its head in the sand when trouble comes.


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