Wednesday, May 20, 2009

You can't make this stuff up....

We were out for a walk with the pup yesterday evening when we came across two women talking on the sidewalk. One of them had a dog on a leash, and was also holding a small brown animal about 6 inches long. She told us it was a baby groundhog that she found in a nearby parking lot while out walking her dog. She was happily petting the animal, who seemed remarkably chilled out by the whole experience. The woman had tried to call the humane society but was getting no answer. We suggested she call the animal control people. There was really nothing else we could do to help, so we continued on our way.

Early this morning, I took Memphis out for a walk and saw the same woman out with her dog. I asked about the baby groundhog. She told me she had finally got through to someone on the phone who told her to take the animal back to the parking lot and look around for a groundhog hole. She was then to drop the baby animal down the hole for the mother groundhog to find. She did this. Hopefully there was a happy groundhog mother-child reunion last night.

2 comments:

sp said...

I hope the mom found the groundhog as well. First rule is when you find a baby animal to leave it because chances are the mom isn't far away.

nursemyra said...

This evening you will take your dog for a walk. you will meet a woman who is holding a groundhog.....