Sisters' bunny escaped - Help!
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Hello /an/, would you mind helping me out?
The thing is, my parents and sisters went on holidays and left the house to my care, including the plants and Mr Cookie, a dwarf rabbit. And last night it rained and there was thunder, and Mr Cookie who was hidden in his cage, under a blanket protecting him from the rain, managed somehow to slip out of his cage and went I don't know where. (It's 14PM here) Two hours ago, when I woke up, I saw him in the garden, which is mostly composed of various plants with a place in the middle with chairs and a table, but as soon as I turned my back to him in order to find his food, he was gone. I saw him once in my neighbours' garden so I asked them and they told me that he had spent the night in their living room because of the thunder, but that he left earlier. In a few hour, a friend of mine will come to my house and we will look after the little monster, but I'm afraid he might find a way to get out of our gardens, which lead to the city, and i don't want him on the roads in my block, for the youth here is extremely mean with animals.
Do you know any techniques to attract a bunny? Some kind of trap or maybe specific food? (He has eaten some weeds and a carrot in my neighbour's garden, but his food pot is still empty)
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I have an interview on Monday at a doggy daycare facility that offers daycare, boarding, grooming, and has some products for sale.
The position they are looking to fill is for a large dog pack leader.
Having lived with dogs all 27 years I've been on this planet, I know there will be plenty of messes to clean up and the ocassional fight. I only weight 120 pounds but I have no fear of the mastiffs, st.bernards, leonbergers, great danes, etc. I will let them play tug of war with my arm. I bite back, growl, bark, and use their body language(to them, I might as well have a wet nose and tail). I play by their rules but I will break up the fights. In the past, I have had mutts(Jake, Trouble), a golden retriever(Casey), golden lab(Mack), basset hound(Bouncer), pugs(Jazzy, Spike), chocolate lab(Boo), border collie(Belle), basset-golden retriever mix(Linus), red heeler(Beatrice), and Australian shepherd(Trinka).
I have started a list of questions to ask at the interview. Any stories working at a doggy daycare, additional questions and/or advice would be greatly appreciated.
>How are dogs grouped? Age? Size? Activity level?
>Staff to dog ratio; how many dogs does a pack leader attend to?
>What methods do staff use to manage dog behavior?
>What are the vaccination/health requirements for a dog to be left in the care of staff?
>What is a typical day like for a dog at [business name]?
>What activities/toys are available for the dogs?
>Are all breeds welcome?
>Are dogs with disabilities welcome(eg blind, deaf, missing leg[s])?
>Are owners asked about their dog's fears and obsessions?
>What is the history/experience of current staff?
>Does a staff member stay on-site when dogs are being boarded?
>Ever thought of offering pick-up/drop-off for an additional fee?
>What protocols are in place for emergencies (eg tornadoes, blizzards, attacked by other dog)?
>What marketing methods are being used to increase business?
pic is Trinka, who passed away a couple months ago
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Hi /an/, usually a /k/ guy but I have a question.
This morning, I checked on my turkey flock and found one of them dead, along with 2 in pretty bad shape. There was no blood, no obvious wounds, but as I held them in shirts to keep them warm, one of them started seizing. It bend it's head way back, and straightened out it';s leg and then began flapping and shaking, I put it down painlessly with a shot to the back of the head, The other did the same, and I did the same.
I am completely without explanation as to why these turkeys did this, the rest of my flock is ok, though a few seem to be lethargic. Any idea as to what may have caused this? I've discounted cold, as it wasn't cold enough to put them into hypothermia last night, and they have good wind breaks in their coop, along with bedding, and each other to keep warm.
Recently I had one of them pull the same act, though it was bleeding internally. Very heavily, so much that it leaked out of the anus. When I put it down and did a necropsy, it had a deformed intestine, (It doubled back from the obvious path into two 4 inch long stings, back toward the stomach). His entire tracts was full of blood, dead near the anus, new near the stomach. Is this something that's somehow contagious?
Picture somewhat related, this is another turkey that had odd tumors on his liver, which caused internal bleeding, and the bleed from the anus.
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This duck appears to have it's tongue hanging out of it's mouth. I've already contacted the local animal shelters and a wildlife reserve that will be getting back to me later today. The duck and it's family (Mother and 3 siblings, I think), spent a few hours on the shore of our lake house, this one clearly injured in some way. The thing below it's beak appears to be it's tongue, and it moves a little bit. I have a video if it will help anybody with a diagnosis, but the internet connection here is horrific so it will take me a long while to upload and I'd really prefer to not do it. Is there anything else I can do for it? Or should I just wait for the reserve?
More pics: imgur.com/ALqkCBI,0i8l2Hu,W8S98Yl,UK6bPmh
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Seriously guys, someone tell me what the fuck this thing is.
Beyond 'pseudoscorpion' which I'm pretty sure about (could be wrong though, who knows), but can't pick species.
He's about 3/8 inch in length, and I live in the texas panhandle.
I see scorpions every other day, but what the hell nature, why so creepy?