not really anything to do with fairies.
(or is it? There MIGHT be some connection.)
On Friday, June 1, 2007 I had to mail a package. So, I went downtown to the Federal Building, where the post office opens early. I was just a bit surprised to see two "toddler" raccoons waddling along the sidewalk.
Not everyone in Ann Arbor is aware of the subway system. The raccoons, however, are quite familiar with it. It is quite funny to see a full grown raccoon wiggling its large bottom into a storm drain.
These raccoons were not full grown so they managed just fine. BUT, they were unsupervised. no mother to be found & animal control was not responding.
"Are YOU my mother?"
Inititially I saw only two...
... there were three. With some help from other pedestrians (holding box lid closed, stopping cars, wrangling the 3rd) I was able to box them all.
The "other" two... a bit more fiesty.
This is the "nice" one. As part of the Federal Building witness relocation plan, they are required to wear masks, to protect their identities.
Off they go to a better life, free of traffic.
That night... Samuelina wakes me to report a bat in the house. I cannot find it until the following night when it is flying in our bedroom. I was unsuccesful in evicting him. On Sunday I made a bat-net and with Delaney's help... woke the bat and netted him.
One tired, hungry and thirsty bat on a picture book.
A breather before flying off.


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