Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Wildlife issues ....

Hershey and I have had lots of wildlife issues here at my house the last couple of days. They have nothing to do with Hershey being here, of course ..... it's all just a co-incidence.

First there was the orphaned baby raccoon. Miss Cindy took it to someone who was certified in wildlife rehabilitation and they will care for it and put it back in the wild. I guess that works?

Then, yesterday a very large and dense, well made robin's nest just fell out of a tree in the middle of the afternoon in my front yard. (Hershey and I think an evil squirrel knocked it out.) Hershey and I don't snack on baby bird snacks because we know it will gross our mothers out .......... and besides we were inside the house at the time. (We DID bark!) There were three newly hatched baby robins inside the nest. Two out of the three survived the fall from the tree. Unfortunately, there was no way to put the nest back in the tree and the remaining two babies died in the night. When my Dad took the nest to the trash can this morning to throw it away, he found a turtle trying to cross the street. He picked the turtle up and put him in the woods. Mom thinks it is the same turtle that she rescued the other day from crossing the street. (Maybe he is suicidal.)

I don't have a picture of the bird's nest but I do have pictures of the suicidal turtle. What is wrong with my wildlife?

This end smells wierd Mom.


Girl Girl Hamster said...

Woh Copper, there sure is lots of wildlife activity at your place.

~ girl girl

Luckie Girl said...

Hey Copper,
It seems like the entire nature reserve is in your backyard! Are you going to keep that turtle?

Hana said...

Aw, too bad for the baby birds. Was that the robin's nest you guys had been watching for a while?

That's a pretty neat shell that turtle's got. Don't some people eat turtle, like it's a delicacy? Hmmm....

How come there's no picture of the bird's nest? Next time a bird's nest falls out of the tree again, maybe there is an animal bird shelter you can take it (the babies) to and they can rehabilitate the birdies. My friend babysat some birdies thjis week. Check this out.

Hana said...

Oh, as for the turtle that wants to walk across the street... maybe he lives across the street? What if you helped him cross the street safely... then maybe he'd be on his merry way?

Anonymous said...

Maybe there is a lady turtle on the other side of the street!

Molly the Airedale said...

Maybe that turtle is looking for a spot to lay her eggs! All the lady turtles are doing it here! There are mud patches everywhere in my yard!

Love ya lots,

Gwyn Valentine said...

Hi Copper,
I wish i can have such wildlife encouter here!
Regarding the turtle, i think u can seek advise from Maggie on how these things should be handled.


Roxie, Sammy, Andy and Shermie said...

You are probably right about a mean squirrel pushing the baby birds' nest out of the tree. Ivy is right that squirrels are evil. This is just more proof!

Roxie, Sammy & Andy

Lorenza said...

Hi, Copper.
I feel so sorry for those poor little birds! If it was a squirrel I have a bad word for him! I hope that turtle keeps herself safe.
Have a nice day

Anonymous said...

Wow... That is super cool. I have never met a turtle before.