After a holiday weekend/road trip, I am finally able to settle down and write a post. Actually, this will be a few posts, as I have collected enough police log entries to break them up into multiple posts. Today, we will deal with animals.
--6:47 PM, report of a dead duck in the roadway; unable to locate.
It baffles me as to why someone would even report a dead duck in the road--or what is otherwise known as 'road kill.' Nature takes care of the dead animals and the only time I feel they should be removed by humans is when the animal is very large--such as a moose or a deer. As to being unable to locate said duck: we have crows, ravens, turkey vultures, various critters that will eat dead stuff, etc. Problem solved and it probably was taken care of by Mother Nature herself. Then again, the duck could have just been 'playing possum' and wasn't dead after all. ;)
--8:38 PM, turkey in parking lot; captured and relocated.
This one had me floored. While we have all sorts of wildlife wander into town, this is the first turkey I've heard of. Wonder if someone will have wild bird for Thanksgiving this year? :D
--11:32 AM, kitten at large.
I want to know more! Is this the owner that called or did someone see a kitten and report it? I'm so conflicted about this. It can either be someone very concerned over a little furball or someone who needs to mind their own business. And there always is the possibility that someone saw a furry animal in their yard and only THOUGHT it was a kitten when it very possibly was a squirrel or chipmunk. SOME people DO need new glasses, you know. :)