Saturday, September 08, 2012

slaughter of the innocents

i saw them first.

to be fair, the dogs smelled them. and we all saw the terrified mothers leap out of the shelter of the pile of canvas, but i saw the little mouselings, newly exposed.

what do you do?

i have kept rodents as pets. i would have hand raised these little pinklings, or tried to, but the truth is i haven't got time right now to be raising a litter of wild mice.

there, in my gloved hand, they were trying to suckle. their little eyes weren't open yet, but they would be in a day or so.

we had few options. the only real choice was to kill them quickly and humanely.

i cried a little.

and we went back to work.

1 comment:

Zhoen said...

I understand. A few tears of respect, but some things must be done.


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