Sudan Golden Sparrow
We decided to drive through Waxahachie, TX, a rather infamous city among high energy physicists and residents of Dallas/Fort Worth area. The carcass of the ill-fated Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) project is located near Waxahachie.
SSC might have served the city had the project not been abandoned. Aside from the castle-like Ellis County Courthouse, the only other attraction that we could find was a pet store vending a pair of one of my favorite birds: Sudan Golden Sparrows (Passer luteus).
25 May 2008, at a pet store in Waxahachie, TX with a price tag of $299.99/pair