Wednesday, August 25, 2010

You Caught What?

Madelyn rushed into the house, yelling for me to come outside. Quick! She had caught a sick squirrel at the neighbor's house and the children had placed it into a 10-gallon aquarium. I went outside with my camera to see if she was pulling my leg. She wasn't. The squirrel looks ill. His fur is falling out and he isn't moving very much. I told all the kids to not touch the squirrel again, while I checked what to do with it. The internet suggested calling animal control. We called animal control and they won't do anything about a sick squirrel. So the kids are taking the aquarium to a local park to let it loose. No dogs are allowed in the park and the kids were afraid that it would get attacked by a dog.

1 comment:

Barb the Evil Genius said...

I guess I am spoiled by our beautiful nature center nearby which takes in animals in trouble. They also offer classes, on animals and on astronomy since they have a planetarium. I am more thankful for it now!