Tuesday, September 3, 2013

weekend wildlife

Spent some time feeding baby sparrows and squirrels this weekend. It was my first time feeding the sparrows - they'll swallow anything. Why do baby birds come out looking to pissed in photos? They didn't look so upset in person.

Fun squirrel facts - baby squirrels can't pee/poop on their own. So the mother will lick them and clean up after them to prevent the nest from smelling and attracting predators. How amazing is that. It's one of those obvious but deep facts; everyone knows that each animal has traits that are best suited to the environment they live in but I never really thought about this before and it's really incredible. Just how different each animal is. I feel like I'm back in kindergarten and learning what a cow is for the first time. Anyway, that's all.