Young Ichabod Graces Us with His Presence

Here I am, chicks: Your tall drink of handsome.

Careful not to stare directly at me lest my hotness burn your retinas.

Meg S. says: “I work for a program in New Orleans that breeds the endangered Mississippi Sandhill Crane, and we raise the chicks for release every fall. The cuteness factor of these chicks is dangerously high.” Indeed.



  1. Chicks dig him.

    (Does he have little bandages on his toes?)

  2. It’s like a fuzzy baby chick all supermodel-tall

  3. 260Oakley says:

    His cuteness has blown my crane-ium.

  4. Leilani says:

    Oh my fuzzy word. That little guy is CLEARLY a legend in his own mind. (And, I might add, rightly so! Marvelous!)

  5. Katiedid says:

    Tisk tisk.. smoking at such a young age.. just to be cool and get chicks.. tisk tisk..

  6. MamaLana says:

    What a cutie wootie!

  7. tracylee says:

    chicks, man

    Ichabod?! *snerk*

  8. AuntieMame says:

    Aww, wook at lickle Icky! Him is sooooo handsome!

  9. calf implants?

  10. Transpogue says:

    “All I wanna do is zooma-zoom-zoom-zoom and-a boom-boom! Just shake your rump!!”

    Oh lawd… early 90s flashback….

    Thanks, hovertext. *shakes chick-sized fist*

  11. ithinkiatetoomuch says:

    Look at him, snuffing out a cigarette when he’s only days outta the egg, that is so New Orleans!

  12. kibblenibble says:

    Has there ever been a crane on CO before? What darling leetle winglets!

  13. kibblenibble says:

    PS Qte fuzzy tocks, too! 🙂

  14. Strange funny gangly knobby wrinkly backwards knees!!!

  15. ViolaDeLesseps says:

    Anerables bebeh dinosaur!

  16. Hon Glad says:

    My Aunt has a lame tame Crane
    My Aunt has a crane that is lame
    Please sister Jane
    Let my Aunts lame tame Crane
    feed and go home again.

    Daft song I don’t know where it comes from.

  17. Oh – his little back side bouty shot is just adorable. The little love – is on the move and running full pace. Thank you for sharing.

  18. theotherMolly says:

    fuzzy little wings! Definitely reminds me of Mark Gormley’s epic youtube “Little Wings.”

  19. “lest my hotness burns your retinas”


    Love eet!

  20. Rump Shaker!!! heck yeah 😀

    love that shot from behind with head turn haha

  21. cute fuzzy chickies AND Wreckx-N-Effect? Well that just made my day!

  22. Rachael says:

    “I’m too sexy, too sexy for my shirt.” Strut your stuff, baby!

  23. why does the first pic remind me of mr. darcy, taking a turn about the drawing room, and saying of elizabeth bennet, “she’s tolerable, i suppose….”

  24. flutterbye says:

    OMG!! He’s so cute, I’m gonna lose my punkin haid!

  25. Sizzle sizzle!

  26. flutterbye says:

    He’s too sexy for his fuzz, too sexy for his knees, too sexy for his tocks, tocks, tocks!

  27. Well, now I know what I’ll be singing for the rest of the day…

  28. “Are you looking at my bum?”

  29. What an adorable little ball of fluffitude!

  30. Oh for heaven’s sake. I finally got the joke about the name Ichabod. I’m a little slow these days.

  31. Shake a tail feather!

  32. ant man bee says:

    That second picture especially makes it easy to see that birds really are descended from dinosaurs. Replace his fuzziness with itty-bitty green scales, and he could be racing across the savanna, chasing mini Jeff Goldblum and mini Laura Dern. Velocichick! Beep beep! I mean, Rrrraaawwwrrrr!!!

  33. flutterbye says:

    Shake, shake, shake! Shake your booty!

  34. flutterbye says:

    All kinds of music in this little floof ball!

  35. LOL at “ant man bee”

  36. Excellent Rumpshaker reference on the hovertext, Prongs!

  37. fish eye no miko says:

    @tracylee: IT’S MILEY!

    @kar: [facepalm] And so did I… Oy.

    Aw, such a cute, floofy little guy! He’s gonna be handsome when he grows up!

  38. I sure hope the oil spill doesn’t affect this little guy’s life.

  39. Caitlin says:

    @Audra: Don’t worry, sandhill cranes don’t live in salt water, and the Mississippi population doesn’t even migrate…

  40. @ Transpogue
    BWAHAHAHA, I know, right???

  41. kittens not kids says:

    shouldn’t the hovertext in picture two be “chick baby chick baby one two…etc?”

  42. He totally looks like someone I know!

  43. he looks cool, even with all that fluff in the louisiana sun 🙂

  44. He’s SOOOOO cute! I want one! I love his colors… between his red fur, blue face and green eyes. Love it!

  45. that’s a really great program you have there. The environment and wildlife we have right now need all the help it can get. I hope your team continues its effort and vigilance in this matter. More power to you guys. 🙂