Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Into the Wild

On Sunday evening Brandon and I were taking a walk and we saw three giant green parrots in the trees outside our apartment. Since we live in an Anaheim apartment complex, your reaction would be that this is strange. But looking back on the three plus years we have lived in here, I realized we have had a lot of experiences with animals in our apartment complex.

Brandon once pulled a drowning baby opossum from the swimming pool with a hook. We see them wandering around now and then. Another night, we woke up to loud quacking and found a mother duck trying to protect her babies from a racoon at the pond right below our balcony. Brandon did a good job of saving them too by scaring away the racoon with his flashlight. Each year the ducks return and raise their babies in the pond. It's fun to see them every day and they aren't too shy. It's a good thing Brandon is around to protect them! Here is a picture of the mom and her ducklings.

We named the mom Juniper, and the dad is Larry, but he never sticks around to help raise the kids! :)

8 comments:

museumeg said...

Those duckies are so cute! Brandon is a superhero and friend to animals everywhere!

JM said...

If ducks could talk, I'm sure Juniper would be singing praises to Brandon's name. But...SEVEN babies? Shoot me now. (So long as Juniper's okay with 7 babies and single motherhood, wish Brandon luck with the racoon scaring for us!)

Ty & Emily said...

We have had our experiences with possums too. They are the ugliest looking creatures out there.

mhhigbees said...

Brandon I didn't realize you were such an animal lover.

MB Newson said...

Hilarious! Those duckies are so cute. We see opposums at our place all the time. They are sooo ugly. And we have like a group of parrots that live in a tree in our complex. They fly by daily and have the most annoying squak. Super loud. I wonder how all those parrots got to be where they are?

museumeg said...

Why are there so many opossums in California. Remember when I had to lure that one out of the garage with a hot dog tied to your hockey stick?

Kim said...

Hello. Just stopping by your blog. The parrots that live in MaryBeth's complez nest right outside my window. Fun times whe you hear the squaking.

Elise Norwood said...

Hi Chelsea and Limp Toe! How are you guys? Cute blog! Glad to hear that you were able to save the ducks, although I had mixed feelings about the opossum (I had to look up how to spell that--embarrassing!) :) Hope you are well!