Sunday, May 15, 2016

Poor Little Bunny Foo Foo

Occasionally you have to deal with unpleasant things as an adult or parent. This week I went outside to grab my trash can to put it away. It had been pouring all day the day before and I found a rabbit who had been hit by a car. I am not sure what happened to Little Bunny Foo Foo but it was deceased. I couldn't leave it laying on the sidewalk by my mailbox. I didn't want my son to see it or any other kids. So, I grabbed a trash bag and some other bags to pick it up. The only other time I have dealt with a dead wild animal was a bird last year which I believe flew in to the back of my house. I mentioned it to my mom and she reminded me how bad it will smell. Remember that my trash day wasn't for six more days.

I am sure you are wondering why I am telling you such a sad and terrible story. I promise I have a reason. I had no idea what to do with it. I remembered that when I went to a daycare there was a raccoon and I vaguely remember animal control coming out and saving the day. I started googling to see what I should do. I didn't really find much information about it. I looked up the number for animal control and called them. I believe they were closed so it told me to call the sheriff's office. I felt like a total idiot calling. It was the non-emergency number and the woman was really nice. She told me that they don't deal with wild animals. She suggested that I call the department of natural resources. So again I felt like an idiot and called. She told me to throw it away in the trash or if I had a wooded area that I own to put it there. So, I quadruple bagged it with my apple scented trash bags. This was a moment where I wished I had a guy to take care of it. I am very self sufficient and used to doing things myself. The thought of the bunny and the smell made me sick. I took care of it though. I didn't have a choice and I am glad that I am able to do things for myself even if it's disgusting.  I am slightly traumatized I think. I saw a bunny outside hopping around and got really worried when it was close to the road.

I personally think it's silly that other people have to take care of deceased wild animals and there isn't a service that will do it. So when you accidentally hit an animal someone else has to clean up your mess. Drive safely and watch out for our furry friends. No one wants to have that in their trash can.

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