This week’s nippy weather may be inconvenient for humans, but it takes a noticable toll on animals. Worry about outdoor critters led to these three thoughts for Thursday:
- Can global warming be blamed for the behavior of the directionally-challenged flock of Canadian geese I saw flying north this morning?
- The image of a doe spied earlier this week is stuck in my brain. She stood in the frosty grass and shivered, perhaps too cold to get out of camera range. How hard would it be to knit wool booties to slip over her cold hooves? Hmmm. Probably not as hard as it would be to catch Bambi’s mother and slip the booties over those chilly tootsies.
- If soccer players had the same kind of jaw action as squirrels, they would mouth the ball down the field and spit it past the goalie into the net. Do you know why squirrels can get their mouths around the nuts they’re gathering and carrying from hither to yon? If you know why, leave a comment. If you don’t know why, make up a theory and share it in the comment box. Fall’s a good time of year to get squirrelly, don’t you think?