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Nov 2, 2005

I’ve read reports of these birds being quite aggressive from the researchers there in Antarctica. Apparently they have no problem coming up and taking food from you.

Must be frustrating for the penguins, having this other bird around, that’s nearly as big as you, but it can fly, and it eats pretty much anything, including you if you’re sick or injured, or your kids. That sort of living environment would really stress me out. I guess penguins are adapted to a stressful life though. The penguins of Antarctica do have the advantage of no real land predators, there is that.


  1. Justin says:

    Gosh, That must suck he takes a beating when will Wally get whipped a bit like it’s still funny but come one I want to see Wally get wacked with a fish…That would be good

  2. how does the skua understand what osbourne is saying :-/

  3. bobo says:

    poor penguins.

  4. axis says:

    whoa……now THAT’s definitely nightmare material

  5. You think that’s a nightmare, try actually dealing with these birds… Skua are the most hated birds in antarctica, at least by the human visitors there. Tyler’s right in saying these birds are agressive, they love to torment us humans by standing in the middle of the road knowing that we can’t run them over! (or it seem like it) Not to mention that they always steal food on that days the galley’s serving thinks like Prime Rib. ARRRGH!

  6. WALLY3330 says:

    i like the way osbourne looks in the 2nd panel:)

  7. wally65 says:

    his eyes get so big

  8. I love skuas. They’re practically the only bird you can feed without them being so skittish. I remember taking several vacations where I can find South Polar skuas. There’s one that likes landing on my shoulder, head, or back if I bend down. Then if I see him hovering above me, I’ll hold out a hand with some food in it, and he’ll swoop down to take it. I wish I can keep one…..they seem like good pets or something.

  9. Your Mother says:

    Those pooor baby penguins. 😥

  10. ukelele says:

    this is kinda like happy feet…. It features the same penguins, emperor and adelie. it has leopard seals, a mention of elephant seals, orcas, etc 😯 …..

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  12. dandudes says:

    Whew! Good thing skuas don’t exist here… AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

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