I was pretty happy with the Pied-billed Grebe shot I shared yesterday. But I took things to a whole new level today. You see, it is a little-known fact that licking Pied-billed Grebes can cause some crazy hallucinations, much like licking certain amphibians. After hearing tales of such activities from more experienced birders I decided to try it today for the first time while visiting Legoland with the family and all I can say is “WOW!”
Desi might be scarred for life after watching his father experience the insanity of tripping on Pied-billed Grebe secretions.
This is a Pied-billed Grebe just prior to its being licked. (Click to embiggen.)
Shortly after licking a Pied-billed Grebe the visual hallucinations start.
The colors become more and more intense
Eventually the Pied-billed Grebe licker can barely function and becomes little more than a gibbering fool.
The colors! The colors! They burn my eyes! (Click to embiggen.)
Eventually I was forcibly escorted from Legoland, multi-colored water dripping from my body. This is an epic vacation!
I thought PBG was illegal…….
Are you certain that it is the grebe secretions and not the Corey saliva that produces such results?
I noticed that you categorized this post in “Trips”… makes sense.
@Redgannet: Interesting hypothesis…
@Mike: I am so glad someone noticed that!
You really haven’t lived until you’ve snorted powdered owl pellets, though.
Those last two are amazing images!
This happened to me once….I did not lick the Grebe though… I think someone must have slipped some Of that stuff in my coffee.