5.01.2009

wildlife watch, everyday edition

This is irresistible. You are guaranteed to cheer at the end or your money back. (Works just as well without sound.)



Once I spent an hour trying to reunite a pigeon with its two babies. The baby birds had flown into the laundromat and were afraid to leave. I tried everything I could think of, over and over, and finally succeeded. Everyone in the laundromat cheered.

Thanks to Impudent Strumpet and Antonia Z.

9 comments:

sassy said...

No refunds required here. I did CHEER, made my day!!

James said...

I'm glad the Mini Aussies weren't there to watch that...

Amy said...

That one really touched me---the persistence of the two squirrels, the fact that the big squirrel kept waiting for the baby, and the fact that the humans cared enough to help.

When I was a kid, we once found a baby squirrel (even younger) who had fallen out of its nest (or whatever squirrels live in until big enough to go off on their own). We tried to nurse it with a doll's bottle and called the vet and the local wildlife agency, but the poor thing died. We were all heartbroken and still talk about our baby squirrel!

L-girl said...

We had a few rounds of that when we were kids too - a wounded bird, once a frog with one leg torn off. We would feed them with eye droppers. They always died, and we buried them in shoeboxes, with full ceremonies. It was always very sad.

James, I was thinking the same thing about Tala. She comes very close sometimes... but so far the squirrels have always managed to get away.

Although when she has a squirrel cornered in a tree, terrified, and it seems unable to get past her, we will distract Tala to give squirrel a chance to escape.

Carola said...

This video is great! silly how happy i feel after watching this :-)

Cornelia said...

Wow, that's so cute!

Cornelia said...

Although when she has a squirrel cornered in a tree, terrified, and it seems unable to get past her, we will distract Tala to give squirrel a chance to escape.

Good!!

deang said...

I'm mad at our neighborhood fox squirrel right now because it attacked a nesting White-winged Dove (jumped on her back), drove her off her nest, nearly killed her (feathers everywhere), and then tipped the eggs out of the nest so they'd fall to the ground and break, leaving the contents free for the squirrel to lick up. I know it's nature and all, but it's only the second time a dove has built a nest outside my bedroom window and a squirrel did the same thing to the first nest. This time, at least, an irate mockingbird dive-bombed the squirrel so it couldn't lick up all the egg.

Still, that video was cute. I once helped a baby Blue Jay trapped in a walled garden. It was screaming and running around and its mother was calling to it, so I leaned a fallen oak branch against the wall and the baby laboriously hopped up it and onto the wall, its mother urging it on the whole time.

L-girl said...

Sometimes it's horrible to watch nature at work. We can't help but sympathize with the poor mother bird.