new mother nature

Wednesday night, over apples and honey, dinner party attendees swapped stories of animals trying to make it in the rough urban landcape. One guy talked about a skunk rummaging through his garbarge and getting a Dunkin’ Donuts cup stuck on its head; LBC remarked on the large number of squirrels showing up around town as roadkill. The next day, a drive on rt. 9 confirmed it; we must have seen five or six dead squirrels in a 20-minute drive. The kicker, however, was not a squirrel but the gruesome sight of a goose that also had been mowed down. “What is going on here?” an exasperated LBC asked. “Are they suicidal?”

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