Whooping Cough

Whooping Crane Feeding OutfitI ran across this bit of news, and my imagination found it entertaining to no end:

NEW ORLEANS — The whooping crane — one of the world’s most endangered birds and one of the first animals on the U.S. endangered list — could be back in Louisiana’s wetlands as early as February under a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposal.

The long-legged birds with the distinctive call haven’t lived in the wild in Louisiana since 1950. – Washington Examiner

“So?” I can already hear you saying, but the best part comes next:

Under the plan, young birds would be released in a pen in Vermilion Parish, about 125 miles west of New Orleans in Louisiana’s bayou country, after they are raised by people wearing shapeless white “crane suits.” – Washington Examiner

Now, I understand the reality of this situation is captured by the image above, but, when I first read this, I couldn’t help but grow giddy at the idea that furries in poorly made mascot costumes were out roaming the bayous of Louisiana attempting to feed Whooping Cranes.Ruh Roh, Raggy
That said, I’m not sure I’d want to eat anything being offered by the fellow below – to me that suit looks more like the prime candidate for a low budget slasher flick.
Found on NewScientist.com

The Vengeance of CRANEHAND.