Animals Running Wild!by Bridget Stuart
I've felt a little out of it while everyone posts about their awesome pets this month, since I don't have one. I have a seven year old boy instead. But I think you'll be happy with my substitute--a real animal circus, from the 'Police Log' of the local paper in my tiny New England seaside town (And NO I AM NOT MAKING THIS UP--someone actually CALLED THE POLICE for each and every one of the following heinous crimes):
Saturday, May 5
Turkey not letting a man in his home reported on
Victoria Lane at 11:22 a.m.
Monday, May 7
Caller reported spotting racoon droppings in his or
her yard on Atlantic Avenue at 9 a.m.
Caller reported seeing ducks in the bushes on Humphrey
Street at 8:35 a.m.
Tuesday, May 8
Stray kitten reported in a yard on Indianhead Circle
at 1 p.m.
Pet snake found on Community Road at 1:31 p.m.
Thursday, May 10
Dirty water reported on South Street at 8:41 a.m.
Caller reported a duck nest in his or her yard on
Humphrey street at 10:46 a.m.
Friday, May 11
Caller reported a fox in his or her yard on Wallace
Road at 7:37 a.m.
Caller reported a fox crossing the road on Atlantic
Avenue at 7:41 a.m.
Fox reported crossing the road on Smith Street at 8:24
(The fox is on the town, o')
Saturday, May 12
Caller reported sprinklers on at game on Village Sreet
at 9:54 a.m.
Dog attacked on Drumlin Road at 5:21 p.m. (was it a
Sunday, May 13
Kids hanging out making noise reported on School
Street at 12:04 a.m.
...and you wonder, why don't we just divert our taxes
from the police dept and get a 24 hour 5 man team down
at Animal Control?