Some New Friends

“After my brush with the wild turkeys–well, it wasn’t really a brush, they just weren’t friendly–it was nice to meet a bird that was smaller and quieter! A quail. Like the turkeys and also the rabbits I’d already met, this quail was not alone. He came with a bunch of quail buddies and we all chatted for some time before it was time for me to take a nap.

And the reason I needed the nap was because they kept asking me go completely into my shell. But not once or twice, three times and more. Every time a new quail would join them, I’d have to do it all over again. So that’s why I got so tired. I was their entertainment!

When I woke up, they had all left and I was being eyed by an animal wearing a mask. I had heard Ron and Larry at Birds on the Brink Sanctuary talking about this animal, which they called a raccoon.

She told me she was out looking for some food for her babies. I asked if I could meet them but she said, “Absolutely not!” Maybe she thought I’d eat them or something.

I only like grass, greens and my favorite treat, sweet potato, but she didn’t know that.

I decided to roam a bit more, explore more of this wonderful land, and there were 2 more animals to meet before I started looking around for a path leading me back home. I got to a small pond and met a frog and a much smaller animal that looked a bit like me, a turtle! I’ll tell you about them next time.”