Thursday, July 4, 2013

Rescued

We found this little guy running down the middle of the street the other day... in 107 degree heat!


Can you imagine how bad his feet were probably burning? He ran under a car and we plucked him out, well, eventually we plucked him out. It took Elisha as the lookout, telling me which way he was going, Bethany as the "scare" person who waved her arms under the car to keep him moving in my direction, and me to hide behind the tires to finally grab him by the legs.
I can only imagine what we looked like. Turns out there was a nest in the middle of our city, and there were still two more up in the tree. Now I'm all for keeping babies with their mamas, but she was no where in sight and I was not gonna climb some 20 feet up the tree to put him back. Not only that but did I mention it was hot! And where he and his siblings were located was not safe once they got down and started running about. He could have been killed easily by a car.
So we took him to our local wildlife museum that takes injured animals and nurses them back to health for re-release or in their little museum for education purposes. I thought it was a win-win. We can call to check on him tomorrow and see what their plans are for him. We also have 1/2 museum admission for our family!
He's a baby green heron we're told.
Oh and totally unrelated but Happy Birthday to Me today!

2 comments:

edshunnybunny said...

Kudos to you and the kids for the rescue! I'm not sure I'd have been brave enough to hold him though :)

Wishing you a belated happy birthday! I didn't realize you were an 'Independence Day Baby' :)

Enjoy your trip!

The Bug said...

Well done you guys! And happy late birthday :)