The Zoo has a train with a high-pitched whistle. I can hear it all the way over at the Intern House. Every time that whistle blows, it brings to mind the film: “The Bridge on the River Kwai”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jmd09lW9d-8
It’s a popular attraction and it’s just such a wonderful, replica of a steam powered train. This is a really beautiful train.
But it has this high-pitched shrieking whistle exactly like the train that bites the dust in the film. Happy little kids and all I can think about is Alec Guinness in the final scene:
Patricia Sund is a Free-Lance Writer residing in Florida with her three African Greys. She has been published in About.com, Bird Talk Magazine, Birds USA, In Your Flock Magazine, Good Bird Magazine as well as numerous websites and newsletters. She is currently doing research for a book titled "Parrot Nation".