Quail are not very smart

Colinus virginianus In today’s episode of The Tractor Naturalist, a doughty quail dares the mighty machine to catch it! Well, either that, or quail are just not very smart. I thought this Colinus virginianus might run ahead all the way to the house.

See the bobwhite run! Would it have run faster if Brown Dog and Yellow Dog had been chasing it? Caution: this video is loud.

Colinus virginianus
John S. Quarterman, Gretchen Quarterman,
Pictures by John S. Quarterman for Okra Paradise Farms, Lowndes County, Georgia, 18 August 2012.