Day 301 – October 28, 2019
Not sure what happened, but I found the little guy with the help of Anastasia as she was really upset about something in the weeds. From a distance it was quite Alien, but as I got closer I realized it was just a regular young groundhog. It must have been in a fight because it certainly wasn’t doing well. There was jagged claw, or bite mark on its backside and though I was willing to try and provide a place to mend, the whole ordeal must have been worse than I thought because it died before I had a chance to figure out what it was, or what was even wrong. I am such a sap for things like this, especially young defenseless animals and I certainly feel like I failed this poor thing. At least I can say that it died in a warm blanket instead of in a patch of weeds and it’s in a box, safe from scavengers, below the permafrost.