Sunday, September 3, 2017

Indifferent Penguin

Tweet by Alan Ferrier. Improved caption of Wikipedia photo. Piper Kerr plays the bagpipes for an indifferent penguin 1904. Indifferent Penguin and other stories of penguins. marchmatron.com
The 1902 expedition to Antarctica from Scotland, made a fantastically Scottish decision and sent Gilbert Kerr as the official expedition piper. 
Scientist and naturalist William S. Bruce, took a photo of Kerr attempting to entertain the wildlife while The Scotia was stuck in the ice. 
Gilbert Kerr, Antartic expedition playing the bagpipes for a tethered penguin. "there was no excitement, no sign of appreciation or disapproval, only sleepy indifference." Penguin and other stories of penguins. marchmatron.com
Per a written account of the event, "there was no excitement, no sign of appreciation or disapproval, only sleepy indifference." The Royal Scottish Geographic Society also reported that the bird may have been unmoved because he was tethered to a cooking-pot packed full of snow.
Photo Kerr playing the bagpipes for a penguin. 1904 Antarctic expedition. Photo from the William Speirs Bruce Collection U of Edinburgh.Indifferent Penguin and other stories of penguins. marchmatron.com
Kerr received a medal for valuable services to the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition, presumably the penguin did not. 
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