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post #101 of 112 Old 10-25-2011, 03:44 PM
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I've killed a couple baby birds by accidently leaving the heating pad on too high. I also left my two guinie pigs outside and they both got heat stroke. I left them in the shade, but forgot that the sun actually moves, taking the shade with it, oops .

This is my husbands story, but I think it's kinds funny. When he was a young boy he saved a duckling that was trapped in the canal. The ducklings family had already been sucked under the water and this baby was trapped in the whirl pool. So he brought it home and kept it in the backyard. One day he goes in to check on the duckling but doesn't see it anywhere, so he takes a step back to leave and steps right on the poor duckling. Worried that everyone will find out what he did he throws the duckling in the street and runs away. He comes back later to the horrible news that his duckling got out of the backyard and got hit by a car. He bursts into tears but never tells anyone the truth. Fastforward about ten years when I meet my husband and hear this story for the first time from his mom, who thinks it is so cute that her little boy has such a kind heart. Embarressed by the story, my husband blurts out " I wasn't crying because the duck got ran over. I was crying because the stupid thing got under my feet and I stepped on it." This was the look on his moms face
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post #102 of 112 Old 10-26-2011, 11:35 PM
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Originally Posted by FGRanch View Post
I don't really remember this but when my and my sister (WSArabians) were little we tried to bath our chickens in the rain bucket (which probably killed most of them or all of them) and then tried to dry them off over the fire. My mom always reminds me of this story.

Bahahahaha, I just burst out laughing when I read this.
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post #103 of 112 Old 10-26-2011, 11:58 PM
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I don't think that I've ever killed a pet, but my mom once killed a bird. She was about 9 and her younger brothers(About 7 I think?) were shooting at birds with a bb gun I believe? They were failing horribly at it so she said "You guys suck at aiming, this is how you shoot." She didn't actually mean to hit the bird but the next thing she knew was that a bird hit the ground near them.

Then once her brother, when he was about 11, had an old turtle that got all mooshy and started to smell. The whole family told him that she was dead and they finally convinced him to burry her in the back yard. Well about a week after that darn turtle showed up on the porch. She told me that he yelled "I TOLD YOU SHE WASN'T DEAD!" ... The dog had dug it up..
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post #104 of 112 Old 10-31-2011, 01:41 AM
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The only thing I have ever killed was small animals with my car... Spastic squirrels with a death wish that kept diving for the tires, and one male turkey in mating season chasin after a female who ran in front of my car on a wet corner.

One of the funnier stories was of my best friends hamster back when we were about 10. We were playing with it and at some point we lost it/it escaped. I forget the specific details. Searched the whole house and nothing. About a week later we noticed a smell coming from her mudd room and found the hamster had crawled into a watering can with some Miracle Grow in it. When we pulled it out the lil thing was stained green lol. Poor little buggar....

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post #105 of 112 Old 11-08-2011, 02:26 AM
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When I was 7 or 8 I had a hamster, and for whatever reason, I put it in a little purse to carry it around...started running and the purse smacked into a door. Hamster I believe died from a concussion in about 5 minutes...I was traumatized from that for a long time, but I definitely learned from it and I was always a lot more serious about handling my future hamsters and small animals.

I recently caused the death of a kitten a couple of years ago. It was a feral kitten that somehow got left by the mother at my boyfriend's house. She was at the backdoor and she got under my feet and I stepped on her and broke her leg. We took her to the vet but we were told she was too small to have it set. They said they could amputate, but they estimated $3000 total and we couldn't possibly afford it and take proper care of our other pets. We opted to have her euthanized. :( Poor baby...I felt so horrible. I still feel horrible about it...

These deaths weren't caused by me, but the feral cat population used to be really rough in my boyfriend's neighborhood. He lives with his elderly grandparents to help them out, and they eventually got several of the cats taken to a reserve for feral cats where they spay/neuter them and release them into the reserve, and that really helped. But we used to find litters of kittens that were sick or hurt all the time. We found two that had been laid in a bed of red ants and the flies/ants had just eaten them up - they were hurting and crying and my heart was just broken. It was a Sunday and the vet was closed, and we called my boyfriend's uncle to shoot them. It was the kindest thing we could do, because they were suffering so much. We found another kitten that was sick from god knows what - she was only a couple of weeks old, so tiny. She was hurting so bad that she would just scream if you even touched her. It was also on the weekend and the vet was closed, and she was so close to dying we opted to shoot her too to end her suffering.

I ran over one with my car one day too. It was under my tire and I didn't see it, and I backed out, didn't look back at the spot, came back, and realized what I'd done. That one upset me pretty bad...I check under my car always now.

Boyfriend did save a puppy that someone ran over and didn't stop to help. It was the middle of the night and it was hurt pretty bad and had a collar with no tags, so he called the police and they sent someone from the humane society or something and they got it some vet care I understand...not sure if he made it, but being euthanized is better than dying in the road or being hit again!

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post #106 of 112 Old 11-08-2011, 08:36 AM
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Over the years, I have had a few meet their maker before they should of...both pets and wildlife. One that sticks out is I used to keep my long rubber barn boots in the Winter in my garage. I put my boot on, and thought my sock got wadded up, so wiggled my foot around (smashing) a little. Still there, so I took off the boot and dumped it...out dropped a smashed mouse .
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post #107 of 112 Old 11-18-2011, 08:41 PM
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Ok, now I know where my next nightmare is coming from
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post #108 of 112 Old 11-18-2011, 08:58 PM
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Well, more of an accident but I used to show guinea pigs...yes people actually show guinea pigs....and anyways I had purchased a new young satin boar from top of the line breeding at a show. I brought him home and put him in my only available cage which was the bottom one on one of those tower cages, y'know? I went to bed that night not thinking about the dogs. I got up in the morning and saw that the dogs had broken into the cage and then saw my poor piggy lifeless in the middle of the living room floor.
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post #109 of 112 Old 11-18-2011, 09:33 PM
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I didn't... but I was scared I almost did. I was pet sitting my neighbors turtle while they were away on holiday, and while I was feeding him I accidentally pushed the heating lamp into the water when it was on... and as it fell the glass exploded (due to the heat difference) and a bit of fizz or smoke (or something) came from it, and I was SO SCARED i HAD ELECTROCUTED THE TURTLE! Or that the glass had exploded in his face and cut him or something, as there was broken glass all over the tank. I pulled him right out, and needless to say he was still his old self; trying to wiggle out of my grasp as if I was a monster.

I felt awful about the whole thing though! It was bad enough I ruined their heating lamp, but had the turtle died too, I think I would have died of embarrassment... and the poor children would have thought me a monster for killing their turtle when they were away.

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post #110 of 112 Old 11-30-2011, 03:30 PM
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My mum's dad gave her gerbil a margarine tub to play with. It ate it :/
When I was little mum put the paddling pool up. I found a ladybird drowning in it so rescued it...

...then decided to see what happens if you bury it...

...whoops :/

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