We found one of our turtles, Peachy, dead this morning. It was sad, but we gave him a beautiful little funeral.
May the most beautiful flowers grow on his grave.
I couldn’t just leave him there…
A little cleansing ceremony for a fallen hawk. Still gripping the rabbit fur from it’s last meal.
Went out to check on our Black Capped Chickadee nest and found that 2 had left and 2 had remained and died. Poor things.
Can’t and won’t keep them for two reasons 1) MBTA, 2) The only way to safely clean such small and fragile bones are dermestids, which I don’t have access to.
This is the way the world works, I’m afraid. At least I got to see how beautiful they were up close.
I watched this poor robin die on Thursday. I was walking my dog and I turned around to head home just in time to see him flying across the road, only to be hit by a big silver truck. He was killed instantly, and there was a loud thump as his body was smashed into the truck’s grill. He was flung to the other side of the road in an explosion of feathers. I immediately tied my dog to a post and went to his body. I picked him up with only one thought in my head; I couldn’t leave him there to be flattened and crushed again and again. So I carried his limp body a mile and half back home, all the while stroking his feathers and telling him how sorry I was. Since I couldn’t keep him for art or taxidermy, I buried him in my backyard. His death made me very sad, it was such a waste of life. I just hope he was glad that I cared about him even after he was gone.