Eric’s Canada Day Performance

There are a lot of celebrations going on for Canada Day, including entertainment offerings of every kind.

Eric didn’t want to feel left out, so he decided to perform his breath-taking “Balancing on a Fire Hydrant” act to mark the occasion.

Luckily, I was on hand to record the event.

So, for you viewing pleasure.

Now would be a good time to grab some ketchup chips and Nanaimo bars and settle in.

First, adopt a rugged pirate-like stance. Pause to make sure you have the audience’s full attention.

Feel around for balance. Build audience tension by making it look really, really difficult.


Crow on a Fire Hydrant

Then, when you have the audience on the edges of their seats, make a bold move.


Ally-oop. Careful not to choke on you peanuts at this point. That would ruin the effect.


Take a moment to bask in the audience’s adoration and drink in that applause.

Happy Canada Day, everyone!

If you feel you must try this yourself, leave out the mouthful of peanuts.

Choking hazard.

If you’re in the Lower Mainland area, I’ll be at the Ladner Farmer’s Market next Sunday (July 9) with lots of pictures of Eric, as well as  George, Mabel and the other local crows.





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