The gounds of Woolaroc are an animal park with many interesting animals not native to Oklahoma. One of the fenced off areas holds a number of Ostriches. Several were standing near the fence and we pulled over for a better look.
Most of you know our dog Smokey. Despite the fact that he is a pit bull terrier, he is a contender for the title of Worlds Mellowest Dog. He very seldom barks at anything and I have never heard him growl. He loves to ride in the car and usually stands behind the center console and lies across it so he can look out the front window to see where we are going. When we stopped to look at the Ostriches he stepped back to look out the side window at what he must of thought were exceptionally large chickens.
They looked at Smokey and Smokey looked at them, then he began to bark and growl. I can honestly say that I have never heard him growl before. He was not sure what these creatures were but he was prepared to protect us from them. The Ostriches did not seem particularly impressed by Smokey but were hoping we had something for them to eat. I think these were young birds from looking at their plumage. As we drove away Smokey gave a woof that seemed to say, "there, I guess I showed them!"