The Six Most Impressive Deaths of 2012
If you have a weak stomach stop reading this now.
I saw a zillion amazing animals in the 2012 year. Some of them were dead. Here are my favorites…
“Mom look how cute this little guy is. Will you peel him up for me so I can freak Krystal out?”
“I’ll give ya one last ride, freak Krystal out and then set you in the garden.”
A young groundhog with a parasitic brain-eating worm. This one was half the size of its siblings and circled around in odd little circles before dying. The mother tried to corral the brain-fried little one back into the burrow for hours the first few days before giving up on her pup.
MOST BEAUTIFUL DEATH
The second clutch of bluebird eggs were over due to hatch. Temperatures soared above 104ºF/40ºC for a few weeks. The eggs looked a little cooked on the bottom
I took an egg out of the nest and cracked it open to make sure the clutch wasn't viable. I surmise the clutch overheated early.
MOST EXCITING DEATH *gory warning
I just bought a snake field guide and then saw this blue racer- the first one I’d ever spotted! I was excited, but didn’t feel comfortable posting this treasure due to the gore. It would have been much more amazing to see this blue racer dart across the road, but that’s not how it happened.
GROSSEST DEATH AND KIND OF LIKE A DREAM I ALWAYS HAD WHEN I WAS A KID
I glanced down at the trail and got a flash of what looked like a line of ants going into a mouse eye. Pretty gross. It WAS a line of ants going into a mouse eye….and ear. I was thankful the mouse was too small to stink like death.
MOST LOGICAL DEATH
Farm style fly tape. “You’ve got to know what’s around your crop.” This makes sense.