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It's 4:30 PM, there's a tropical storm stalled overhead, I've got three baby animals bleeding on my robot shirt and it's 20 miles to the wildlife rehabilitator...Hit it... Answered

I kept hearing KEY...KEY...KEY... So I ventured out thinking it was some bird, I'm looking all over and keep hearing it. Search all over the yard, check the garage (it's trapped a bird before), nothing. But I keep hearing it, maybe it's coming from across the street? Man there's a lot of crap in the street, and it's moving, OH CRAP!! There's a squirrel dray in the street all torn up and three bloody, wet babies in the road. So I scoop them up into my robot shirt, where they promptly pee, not the worst thing I've had on me. ;-) I rush into the house and call my vet, since he used to rehab flying squirrels, and get the # for the "local" rehab place. It's in Bithlo, twenty miles away, that won't mean anything to you if you don't live in Fl. but it's the West Virginia of Fl, the nightmare before Christmas, and Baghdad all rolled into one. Let's cut this short, I got them there, the guy says they're in better shape than they looked, I gave them a donation for their care, and now I'm back home, realizing I'm nicer than I am reasonable, and that's okay with me...

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

12 years ago

Wow... if the blood doesn't wash out let us know.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

Oooo... Previously unknown "squirrel damage" insurance on all instructables robot t-shirts now included.

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 12 years ago

Even better, they could produce "Squirrel Resistant" shirts!

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

That is what "ScotchGuard ® is all about :-)

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Chicken2209
Chicken2209

Reply 12 years ago

No end quotation? Shame

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

I didn't have a beginning oneit was supposed to read:

ScothGuard ®

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Chicken2209
Chicken2209

Reply 12 years ago

And no space! Oneit is not a word!

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

Oneit should be [one on it] :-P

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Chicken2209
Chicken2209

Reply 12 years ago

Two mistakes in a row? Is that a new record?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

I have made myriad mistakes in my time, most of them when either tired or in a hurry. In this case, the first one was when I was fairly exhausted, and the second when I was hurried ;-)

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Chicken2209
Chicken2209

Reply 12 years ago

Oh, well always get a good night sleep or plan out your time before commenting, unless your debating with kiteman.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

As one gets older, sometimes one finds they can not sleep well, even when tired :-)

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Chicken2209
Chicken2209

Reply 12 years ago

I don't care if its good sleep, just sleep Have your wife drug you!

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

12 years ago

'I'm nicer than I am reasonable, and that's okay with me...' Agreed. Good job.

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zieak
zieak

Reply 12 years ago

I like that assessment. I'm similar at times.

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 12 years ago

It's funny, my family are all serious hunting enthusiasts, but we all tend to be very gentle with orphaned baby animals, endangered animals, starving and hurt animals. To me they are a gift from God, not to be taken lightly, and NEVER abused. It's right to be nice, but I think it is also very reasonable to protect lives that are more fragile than your own.

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zieak
zieak

Reply 12 years ago

Indeed. I'm not at all above a freezer with venison, moose or anything else a friend is willing to give me. There would be a whole lot more vegetarians and vegans if everyone had to hunt their own food. Maybe even me -- though I own a rifle.

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Plasmana
Plasmana

12 years ago

How nice to save the animals...

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

12 years ago

I've wound up raising about 4 squirrels from babies. They are great fun...

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ll.13
ll.13

12 years ago

Benevolent friend of furry critters. :-) well done.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

12 years ago

Pats TUA on back. Not the front. The front is icky.

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

Reply 12 years ago

A perfect comment kiteman, understanding with a dash of humour.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

12 years ago

Sorry about all that, it sounds like you have a bit of a soft spot for animals. :) I hope the storm misses you, it's always stressful for me when serious storms are in my area...