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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Because I Am Evil...

Reader Gerry sends in this heartwarming story of a man who found a mouse in his house, and rather than kill it, decided to set it free...



Nature doesn't give a hairy rat's patoot about how cute and furry something is, just whether it's edible or not.

That is all.

18 comments:

Alan said...

I love the wail at the end, "I'm a terrible person!".

HA HA!

Dave H said...

I used to do the "humane" thing and set live catches free too, but the little [mumbles] kept coming back in the house. I finally had to start dispatching them more permanently.

threecollie said...

Welcome to the real world, buddy

Ratus said...

Its the "Meals for Hawks" program.
:D

Old NFO said...

Yeah, this is our Air Force... sigh

Jennifer said...

Ha! He's helping the local wildlife. Just not the wildlife he meant to help

Ed Skinner said...

If only the mouse had an AR and 30 rounds. This is what we've been tellin' ya!

Brigid said...

He should have got it a little kevlar vest.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

The Circle.... THE CIRCLE OF LIIIIIIIFE!

Glenn B said...

Yummy in the tummy, thankfully not in mine.

MSgt B said...

I laughed so hard I peed.

and hey, Old NFO, that was an Army grunt, not Air FOrce.

In the Air Force, we're required to submit Wildlife Release requests in triplicate, along with a 14 page PowerPoint presentation demonstrating release methodology including a minimum of seven parameters limiting biosphere impact. Then house and feed the critter for about 60 days waiting until the request has been approved.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure his platoon SGT gave him a hug and made it all better.

Gerry

David said...

We have several bird feeders in our back yard that attract a lot of doves.

A neighbor mentioned how nice it was that we take care of the birds. My wife replied - we not feeding the doves - we're fattening them up for the coopers hawk that likes to hunt in our back yard...

Two days later the neighbor got to watch the hawk chow down on a nice fat dove - she was not impressed.

I keep hoping that hawk will get big enough to eat that annoying yapping little dog from down the street. But I think I need to attract a bigger raptor for that...

John said...

It's not Mother Nature, it's "Nature _is_ a Mother...!"

I suspect the shocked reactions are from people who think grocery stores grow meat in cellophane-wrapped styrofoam trays.

Ed said...

No matter how hard some will wish, that hawk will not become a vegetarian. I hear the hear the hawk is a member of Beta - Birds Eating Tasty Animals.

JAG2955 said...

Looked rather like West Point.

bob r said...

"I keep hoping that hawk will get big enough to eat that annoying yapping little dog from down the street. But I think I need to attract a bigger raptor for that..."

I lived on Adak Island in Alaska for a while. While there, a friend of mine related the following: his dog, a smallish Rottweiler, was going nutso in the backyard. He went out to see what the ruckus was about and observed an eagle in the neighbor's yard. Eating said neighbors dog. People generally did not let cats or small dogs out of the house up there.

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