||[Jul. 26th, 2003|05:48 pm]
Today the parking brake went out on our car while it was on a steep hill by the wildlife refuge, and we were in it at the time. Luckily Holly remembered about the emergency brake before the car went off the cliff! I'm still in shock from it. And the scariest part is I automatically got myself out of the car and didn't even think about anyone else. What would I have done if I had watched them go off the cliff? I would never forgive myself for not saving them.
My question is: do any of you think I'm evil for only taking care of myself? Or is that what usually happens to people when instinct kicks in?
In a lighter note, I got to show Crystal, Holly, and her baby Cristopher the wildlife center today. They got to see most of the animals (of course they didn't go into any of the aggressive animals' enclosures), and they got to see Arial (the merlin) and Oscar (the screech owl) again, both of whom seem to be their favorites. Personally, I can't decide who I like better out of the animals there, which is probably a good thing.
About half of the rehab animals got released in the last couple weeks, so now there's not much to do there. I cleaned out Pockets the pocket gopher's cage, fed a robin, and watched while we tried to get a barn owl to perch on a glove so we could take a picture of his leg. The leg had been broken and had healed in the wrong place, giving a him crooked leg, so the center will have to find him a different center in which to live permanently.
Oh yeah--there's a litter of five tiny baby opossums, and we made a cardboard box into a house for them, which they only come out of occaisonnaly for food. Anyway, I had a great time back at the wildlife center (my mom's car, the same car that almost killed us today, broke down last weekend so I couldn't go).
Well, I hope everybody's having a great weekend, and also that nothing like today's incident happens to any of you.