SNN (ScrollingNetworkNews) ✿ ✿ Our Mel and Sydney returned to their nesting box with plenty of bonding occurring..but after 2.5 months of Sydney in the box from Dec 2013 to mid Feb 2014, the lack of prey gifts from Mel ( perhaps due to the severe and historic drought underway in California)and they have forgone the nesting process this year as many other raptors ✿ Compared to other owls of similar size, the Barn Owl has a much higher metabolic rate, requiring relatively more food. Pound for pound, Barn Owls consume more rodents – often regarded as pests by humans – than possibly any other creature. ✿ We remind viewers that sometimes owlets may not survive - the parents will dispose of things in "The Owl Way" -viewer discretion is advised, this is nature and the "Owl way". ✿ ~ ✿ “Animals, like us, are living souls. They are not things. They are not objects. Neither are they human. Yet they mourn. They love. They dance. They suffer. They know the peaks and chasms of being.” ― Gary Kowalski, The Souls of Animals ✿ Each species is a masterpiece, a creation assembled with extreme care and genius." ~ E.O. Wilson

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Cuteness overload

This is Mr Peanut The Opossum Paul, our chatter and viewer bugmoms unbelievably lovable possum when he was about 5 months old.
He had made his nest in her bathroom cupboard.
He lived a long and pampered life till the very old age (for possums)of 3 years 3 months.
Opossum's live 2-3 yrs in captivity, 1-1.5 in the wild. They age rapidly though and don't generally make it past the first year out in the wild. Dogs, cars, people, highest causes of death , in that order.

He was found as a tiny baby, smaller than a cat's toy mouse, and was
too personable to be released and became an "educator."

"He was as sweet as he was adorable too, a wonderful animal."