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No fear of any critters: explanation

Thursday, June 20, 2019

I think it's familial curiosity of nature.
I was maybe 4 or 5 when Dad took me hunting for salamanders in the local creek.
I got my first "farm injury" at 5 by barbed wire being chased by cows from the farm behind our house. You shouldn't "bait" a cow, they have feelings.
Mom brought in any baby animal needing fed. Non-fledgling Robins and baby rabbits and squirrels lived in boxes in our kitchen and she even got up in the middle of the night to feed them.
She shrugged the day the shoe box was devoid of the snake I brought home and left in the kitchen. Never found it.
Classic Mom: She was sitting in her recliner in front of the burning fireplace when a mouse scampered across the hearth. "Must be cold out." was all we got.
Dad had similar feelings towards the small beasties.

My family? DH runs in fear of any rodents, sans bunnies. I think he has permanent damage from our pets of hamsters, guinea pigs and rabbits. Mice make him squeal.
I'm the bug catcher, worm mover, mouse chaser and dead bird picker upper!

Have a great day!


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