Amanda, 22, artist. Creating, biking, the colour green, nature, books, autumn, sometimes winter. This is my personal blog. I do post thoughts and text.
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I had a seriously good weekend. Something in the air is making the animals around my parents house jump in front of cars.
Part of me is like “Cleanse your parent’s house and yard of dark energy!” And the other is all… “But dead things… ooooooo.” The struggle.
Glad to hear though! Whatcha workin on??
I came home today from staying at Aaron’s, and right next to the gate was the biggest dead mouse I’ve ever seen. His throat was torn out and he looked like he’d either been squished or just dead for a while, but either way it felt like a gift from the cat gods or…
Ah that’s fantastic! Awesome that your mom gets in on the fun. My mom will collect bugs for me, or at least tells me when she sees something.
There was a cat on the side of the road last week, but it was such a public area and I know so many of the local cats at this point that I just called it in. I regret it a bit, but I couldn’t help but hope that the city would put the ad out on animal services, and someone might get closure. It would certainly be nice to get something like a rabbit, or a coyote! (congrats on the possum! We don’t have them here, but I can’t help but swoon over the skulls and pelts that people post!)
The cornsnake was a pet. So I’ll be keeping her skull for my cabinet, and the rest of her bones will probably partly be sold, or used for crafts!
I came home today from staying at Aaron’s, and right next to the gate was the biggest dead mouse I’ve ever seen. His throat was torn out and he looked like he’d either been squished or just dead for a while, but either way it felt like a gift from the cat gods or something.
Pleasant little surprise. I need more internment buckets. One for Raiden (cornsnake) and now one for this mousy. I could put them in with the squirrel and waxwing, but I just feel iffy about leaving their bones together. I like to know what I’m working with! And of course I still have a leopard tortoise coming this weekend, (possibly others as well. He said he was gonna get in contact with some other exotics breeders to see if they had any dead herps to give away.)
This season is just going so fast already, and I’m running out of space! In just two weeks I have a squirrel (body in dirt, paws in salt), a waxwing (feet and wings in salt, body in dirt), a giant mouse (currently bagged until I feel like dealing with it) and a cornsnake (also bagged). Not bad, given I have a good 5 months of collecting ahead!
Anyone else had success so far this season?