waiting for the bus when all of a sudden there’s a crash and a huge chunk of tree branch and leaves comes tumbling down, right in the middle of the traffic lane.
I see a small squirrel come scrambling out of the leaf bundle and start poking around until she digs out a teeny tiny baby squirrel – the baby is squirming around and Da Mama has a bit of trouble getting a grip on the baby but she finally succeeds in picking up the baby in her mouth and she mad dashes off into the green landscaped area of the condo complex on this street.
There’s no traffic and I’m looking at those big chunks of tree/branches/leaves lying there in the road and think to myself – “some car is going to have a problem getting over or around that mess” so I walk over and pick up one batch of tree/branch/leaves and it’s heavy. It contains the squirrel’s nest, a substantial thing, and – there’s another baby in there! Whoa! I pick up the mass and put it under the tree, on top of a bunch of ivy ground cover. The baby is in there squirming.
I stepped back to see if Da Mama was coming back. It was only a few minutes but then I thought – what about that other bunch of tree/branches/leaves. I figured I’d move that mess out of the road and next to where I had put the nest/branch/leaf mess. Just in case Da Mama came back and couldn’t figure out right away which mass of tree/branches/leaves held her nest and other baby.
My bus came along shortly after so I don’t know how that little story played out. I hope Da Mama came back and found her baby, and her little family is all safe and sound.
I hope I saved a little life today.