Who do you think is the best athlete currently in the world? LeBron James? Tiger Woods? Lindsey Vonn? Serena Williams? George St.Pierre? Wrong answer, regardless of who you were thinking, because I forgot to say that this particular athlete isn’t a human. Nope, not a human, or a cheetah, or a grizzly bear, or a lion, or a shark, or a whale, or any other fiercely huge, fast, vicious, or strong animal. The most incredible specimen of physical fitness, mental strength and clarity, is a 4 ounce shorebird. A red knot of the the subspecies rufa, to be exact. Don’t believe me? Think I’m talking crazy? READ THE BOOK. JUST
DO IT. Then come and see me if you can think of a single more astounding identified super hero of the animal world.
Ms.G is the librarian at the Malone Middle School in Malone, NY.