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Discussion in 'The Animal World' started by Ray Warren, Feb 11, 2019 at 5:15 AM.

  1. Ray Warren

    Ray Warren There is beauty in the silence.

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    Sad news- The mouse is dead.
     
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    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Oh sad news indeed
     
  3. Ray Warren

    Ray Warren There is beauty in the silence.

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    It could barely walk and it was still pink...Eyes weren't even open. It's dead now. Sadly
     
  4. Ray Warren

    Ray Warren There is beauty in the silence.

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    I feel like crying. But I'll be alright.
     
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    Don't blame you, Ray, I know what that feels like. I've lived in the woods most of my life, and finding an abandoned young animal is one of my least favorite ways to start my day. It's hard to know what to do, and a lot of the time there isn't anything you can do.

    If you ever find yourself in this position again, the only practical option I know of is to contact a wildlife rehabilitator: How to find a wildlife rehabilitator, although the effectiveness of that strategy varies depending on where you are.
     
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  6. Ray Warren

    Ray Warren There is beauty in the silence.

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    My problem is i'm a minor and I doubt my foster parent would let me go through all that trouble to rescue a mouse....She told me on the phone that it was dead.When I told her I felt upset that the mouse was dead that it was indeed a life she made a disapproving sound and made some comment about how I should just get over myself.
     
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  8. Ray Warren

    Ray Warren There is beauty in the silence.

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    I feel even if it had survive and not died while I was at school my foster parent wouldn't have let me care for it properly long enough for me to reunite it with it's mother
     
  9. Ray Warren

    Ray Warren There is beauty in the silence.

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    Thank you.
     
  10. Quagmire

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    Hmmm. Sounds like it might be a good idea to leave her out of anything like this in the future then. Maybe just contact the SPCA immediately and see what they suggest: Pet Rescue, Animal Shelters, Adopt A Pet, Donate To SPCAI
     
  11. Ray Warren

    Ray Warren There is beauty in the silence.

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    As I said I'm in foster care.I can't use the phone without her permission and I'm only allow to call those on my call list. No one else and said people have to be approve by my legal guardian(not just my foster parent)...
     
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    Well, looks like you you'd have to try and talk her into calling then. Other than that, I don't see that there's much you could do.
     
  13. Ray Warren

    Ray Warren There is beauty in the silence.

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    maybe I might be able to go on the website through.
     
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    Ray Warren There is beauty in the silence.

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    I know. Still...It's too bad it's dead now. I knew it was likely to happen but...I was hopeful it wouldn't and my foster parent would find it's mother before it was too late.
     
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    One thing I've learned from dealing with things like this is that it's best not to get too attached to the idea of a happy outcome. Even under the best conditions a baby mouse only has about a 50% chance of survival to adulthood (too many things want to eat it) and if you find one by itself there's a good chance that it's sick or injured and it may not even be a kindness to prolong it's life.

    Nature can be a real *****, but ultimately I like to think it knows what it's doing. If every young mouse survived we'd be up to our ankles in mice in no time.

    Then again you have to wonder: if we're supposed to just let these things perish why did nature make them so damned cute. :p
     
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  16. Ray Warren

    Ray Warren There is beauty in the silence.

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    Ain't that the truth.
     
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    :(

    What if the mother is still looking for her baby..:(
     
  18. Quagmire

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    Pretty unlikely.
     
  19. Ray Warren

    Ray Warren There is beauty in the silence.

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    It is unlikely but if she is that is sad.
     
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    mice do not belong in a human household
    they are destructive by their very nature

    like it or not......finding a little one is a problem
    it is a sure thing there are many more
    they chew EVERYTHING

    your electrical wires
    your furniture
    your clothing
    your dry wall
    etc...etc....etc....

    so.....your humanity is all upset

    I understand

    and I hope you get over this episode
    this world is not about mice
     
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