I have decided to post some pictures of funny cartoon animals and their real counterparts. In the first piece of the series, we will be taking a close look at Road Runner from Warner Bros.
In case you are unfamiliar with the cartoon, the plot revolves around Wile E. Coyote (Pictured Above) chasing Road Runner around. Wile E. Coyote utilizes various tactics in efforts to capture and subsequently eat Road Runner. These tactics often involve Wile using various pieces of technology, such as rockets and traps. Yet Wile's tactics are often thwarted by Road Runner's natural speed and wits. Wile E. Coyote failed plans often lead to him enduring a painful experience, such as falling off of a cliff or falling victim to an explosion.
Here is a link to a clip of the two kooky characters.
Far too few people know that in real life, the road runner is not so purple, not so large and not nearly as fast as the roadrunner depicted in the cartoon.
Wikipedia Attack- "Roadrunners can run at speeds of up to 20 miles per hour (32 km/h) and generally prefer sprinting to flying. Roadrunners will fly to escape predators." "Roadrunner species generally range in size from 18 inches (46 cm) to 24 inches (61 cm) from tail to beak."
All in all, the road runner is still a beautiful creature and the Roadrunner character is pretty funny. Meep meep.