How was I supposed to know the difference?
1. California condor
This isn’t the first time I’ve accidentally spiked a California condor egg, but I promise it will be my last.
2. North Island brown kiwi
Here’s another egg that might have lasted longer if it didn’t so closely resemble a volleyball. By the time I realized what I was doing, it was too late.
3. Marine iguana
I’m not excusing myself for what happened, but four years of intramural volleyball will force you to develop certain instincts around circular white objects that unfortunately did not work in the marine iguana’s favor here.
4. Blue-grey taildropper
I don’t know what I was thinking with this one. This slug’s eggs look absolutely nothing like a volleyball, yet I pummeled each and every one of those little things into the ground.
5. Hawksbill sea turtle
Well, I can’t deny that I saw the baby turtle’s head peeking halfway out of the eggshell when I spiked it onto the ground with every ounce of strength in my body. I genuinely don’t know what came over me. But although this one was intentional, I truly did experience a profound sensation of remorse immediately afterwards, and still do to this day. I’m sick to my stomach about it.
6. Galapagos penguin
I knew this one was an egg, and in all honesty I didn’t care. I hate penguins.
7. Giant ibis
Please forgive me.