i really havn't wanted to update on the lil guys cuz i am losing them fast :(
i have no idea why they are dying off because they seem so damn healthy and big but something or someone is killing them off
there are only 3 left now...i found 1 in the grass by a tree on Wednesday right after i found a squirrel dead and all curled up stuffed inside one if the pilars outside one of the pondside offices....i am not sure if the squirrel was placed there or if it tried to crawl in there for protection or just crawled in there to die
and then yesterday evening my mom and i went down there to look in on them and one was dead in the water and the other 3 were just hanging out with him....looked like they were trying to make him wake up or something...it was a hard site to see....they didn't want to leave him....and they were nudging it and by the time we could find something to pick him up with, he had been sucked up into the filter next to where we found him....one guess is that either the lil guys had pulled him out of there because maybe he was stuck because those filters have strong suction....i have a guess that maybe they were playing over there and he got stuck and lost air because when they were real small, they could pop in and out of the filter slots but now they are so big perhaps he got in there to play and couldn't get out
babies this size just don't die in the water....the only predator that can get them in the water is the seagulls and i really don't think that was the cause of this one's death...he looked untouched and in good shape
and so did the lil guy i found in the grass...
another guess is poison...in the grass or thrown in the water and perhaps it is not enough to kill off the seagulls and grown up ducks but enough to kill babies
my mom agrees that these guys seem way too big to be falling prey to to another bird...so that only leaves me guessing
and of course my last guess is that someone is fucking with them....i don't even want to pursue that idea in my head any more...
other than that, i am having a good time visiting with my mama
they are down here on business to promote their gaming website at the Electronic Entertainment Expo going on at the L.A. Convention Center and they got me a signed cd from Nine Inch Nails because they did the soundtrack for a new game just released....so that was the highlight of my week!
just wish i had been there to meet them like they did....lucky dogs!