Friday, December 07, 2007

When penguins attack . . .

Normally, I try to stick to posting about things that I've experienced myself, but this was too priceless not to share. I have two roommates as firefighers and part of their job is runway safety. Apparently, it isn't safe to have penguins on the runway so sometimes it is their job to chase them away. Normally, no one is allowed to interact with the penguins at all. You can be still and watch them walk by, but if you effect their behavior in anyway then you are breaking part of the Antarctic Treaty.

An Adelie penguin putting a firefighter in his place.

So whereas I haven't seen a single penguin yet, my roommates are called out to see them and chase them away. Maybe, I have the wrong job. They also work more hours that everyone else on base (72 a week), but also have more days off. I think they work 24 hours on and then 24 hours off, but while they are doing their 24 on they aren't actually working the entire time.


  1. Oh my goodness, that is funny AND cute! But I'm glad of course that your friends are ok. I would love to chase penguins around! I chase geese at the park but they aren't as cute as penguins. Your roommies are lucky!

  2. tell your roomie, that's the best video ever. fantastic.

  3. That was one pissed penguin! :P