Saturday, August 25, 2012
This is a pretty old photo of my daughter, taken by her friend with his cell phone. They had gone out for a walk during one of the many rain storms we've had this year. As they passed a bush along the sidewalk, they noticed movement. Checking it out, they discovered a nearly downed mouse! My daughter held it in her hands to warm it up. For the longest time, it just lay there, panting. Eventually, she felt some movement and took a look. She found it struggling to get to its feet and looking around. Then it started to lick her palm! After a while, it started to move around in her hands, but made no attempt to escape. When it looked well recovered, she kept her hands open a little more at a time so that it wouldn't be too shocked by the cold when it was released. It was about 20 minutes or so before she let it go in a drier area. They figure it's den was somewhere under the bush, and the rain and flooded it.
My daughter makes me proud!