Yorkshire game fair
(I’m holding a Yellow billed Kite for people to look at and hold, a woman comes over to see)
Woman: Oooh he’s lovely what is he?
Me: He’s a Yellow Billed kite called Asbo
Woman: Is it ok to pet him?
Me: Yes but only on his chest please
(I demonstrate where to stroke him but the woman immediately starts to stroke his back and his wings a friend of mine comes over)
Me: Please don’t stroke his back, birds spend a lot of time waterproofing their feathers, and our oily hands strip that off
Woman: (Continues to stroke his back)Oooh he’s so soft
Me and friend: Please stop that now
Woman: (Still stroking his back) Why?
Me: Your taking his waterproof layer off his feathers, he needs it
(She is still stroking his back so I have to physically remove her hand from the bird, to which she walks off in a strop)