Jandra’s Nasty Toothed Bird

I have been asked to provide an image that will give readers some idea of that nasty, hissing toothed bird that follows Jandra wherever she goes. Jandra is the toddler prophetess in my Bell Mountain books–just a little girl who from time to time speaks words given to her by God. Words way too complicated for her to understand, or even remember.

The “flying dinosaur” in this video is a pretty close approximation to what Jandra’s toothed bird looks like. Please feel free to totally dismiss the Darwinian fairy tale that accompanies the video.

The dirty little secret is that birds appear in the fossil record simultaneously with the early dinosaurs, providing the dinos little or no opportunity to magically evolve into birds.

The critter that is in my mind when I write about Jandra’s bird is Archeopteryx, long considered “the first bird,” really because it was the first bird discovered living at the same time as dinosaurs. I couldn’t find a satisfactory Archeopteryx video, but this “Microraptor” thingummy will do.

This hideous creature is devoted to Jandra. Well, birds are like that, aren’t they?

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I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

3 responses to “Jandra’s Nasty Toothed Bird

  • Linda Sorci

    Thank you, Lee. He’s so cute! I think they’re adorable – even if they don’t exactly have purple feathers. Imagine when Jandra’s gets too big for her to carry!

    And yes, birds are devoted and protective. I had a Yellow Cheeked Red Lored Amazon Parrot for over 30 years who wasn’t happy unless he was near me – and would let me know it! He even took showers and slept under the covers on my tummy.

  • Jaroc Swift

    I always thought of Jandra’s bird as an Archaeoptoryx…

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