Thursday, 18 February 2010

creature feature


Strange things are happening in and around my workplace.

Today a collegue went past my office and held up his hands which were apparently cupped around something small.
He told me he had found a butterfly that had prematurely interrupted its hibernation, so he was going to put it outside where the cold would surely remind it of the season.
He said this would give the butterfly at least a chance at survival while it would surely die if left inside.

Not really strange, you say? Things like that happen once in a while?

Right, but this was only what happened today.

Yesterday evening, when I left the building to go home, I heard a "cheep, chirp" behind me and turned just in time to see a teeny tiny bird flitting away.
It was black and no bigger than my thumb.
Hm. As far as I know there are no birds around here that are that small.
And it can't have been a baby, as the breeding season is still a while off, I'd say.

Shaking my head, I went to my car, only to see a small black (and, alas, dead) lizard pressed into the snow.
In winter?

I think I'm going to have a nice lie-down now, thank you.


Melantrys said...




nastyKitten said...

Can't help the feeling you're not taking me quite seriously.



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