Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Rescue, Rescue!

Happy Wordless Wednesday! So, everyone knows that I'm very involved in dog rescue, but lately it seems like the word has gotten out to other creatures...

I stopped on my way to work Monday morning to help this slow little guy cross the road safely...

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A couple weeks ago I was out shopping and noticed an icky cobweb on my back windshield wiper that had what I thought was a dead ladybug attached. I was on my lunch hour and in a hurry, so I just left it. When I got home later that evening, I went to clean it off and noticed the lady bug's legs were moving. So of course, what else does this rescuer do but, well... rescue.


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Yes, that's right... I can now add Lady Bug to my list of rescues! I very carefully removed it from the web and set it down, only to realize it really couldn't move with pieces of web stuck on its body. So, again carefully, I picked it up and began working to remove all traces of the cobweb... and am happy to report the little guy fluttered off happily!

On a sadder note, I went downstairs to the basement last night and found 2 tiny dead field mice (yes, we get the field mice in our basement/garage... usually not when its this warm out however). To those who'll think negatively of me, please forgive the photos, but I wanted to show just how tiny they were. This is the first one I found...

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After I removed this one, I went back to get what I originally went down for and discovered another who was not at all in photographic condition. I suspect they were either stillborn or died shortly after birth. Sadly, there was no rescuing possible with these furry ones...

5 comments:

Channon said...

You lost me on that last one. The Knight's aunt insists on using humane traps for rodents, but I simply refuse to share my home with them...

Dianne said...

"All Creatures Great and Small", right? I think you should carry nail polish in your glove compartment for future turtle rescues. It would be hard to use nail polish on the ladybug, though.

silfert said...

I heard that putting nail polish on turtle shells can damage them. Is that true, or was I fed a line?

I've been known to "rescue" mice, but I am not as benevolent to Brown Recluses...

AllyB said...

You really don't want to be saving mice in your basement! They definitely have no place in the house and if they get in there, they are fair game. The turtle is pretty cool though, oh, and the lady bug too...I'd certainly save a lady bug. hehehe

Anita said...

I always feel bad for turtles trying to cross the road... but I'm afraid of them. LOL One of those weird phobias.... And how sweet that you were able to save the lady bug! :)

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