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  • my husband found a stunned owl, lying in the woods. he brought it home, where it perked up for a bit. we looked it up and it was a screech owl.
  • Sparrow. I think it fell out of the tree or something. It was too young, it couldn't fly yet. I took it inside and then climbed back up the tree and put it back in it's nest. =)
  • A spouse.
  • Rabbits, hedgehogs, birds, dogs.. nothing unusual really.
  • I had a pet owl for 9 years, I had a pet racoon for 2 years and also a pet deer for a couple of years. I have taken care of an injured mountain lion and a coyote. I also had a magpie for awhile.
  • a sugar glider. He had cool big eyes and made a weird "gigling" sound
  • A few geese, we named them Quackers and Whitey :) btw - I like your name, Veracity is a word my grandfather always used to say, he'd say "Don't question my veracity" .....it means truthfulness :)
  • I once kept a Praying Mantis (like the one in the picture) for a short period of time. It was fascinatingly morbid to see her devour some ants I fed her.
  • Love had a pet raccoon for a while. I had some very small toads for a while, but I also had a very large spider... That was actually quite unsettling. Not that she ate the toad, but that she killed it pretty much instantly.
  • A great horned owl and a red-tailed hawk.
  • As a child I had a pet baby Cayman(alligator).We also had a pigeon,2 squirrels,and a timber wolf.I also had a pet praying mantis.
  • Ant Lions, believe it or not. Lol.
  • A litter of baby raccoons.
  • I was living in Oklahoma with a large, grassy field behind the house. One day I opened the back door and a large, black, hairy wolf spider ran inside. I grabbed a broom, intending to sweep it outside. It slid across the kitchen floor and hit the threshold of the door, bouncing straight up in the air. Approximately 1000 tiny baby spiders flew off in all directions and ran back into the house and hid. For weeks I imagined those little spiders growing large, and sneaking up on me in bed at night to feed. <aaiiieee>
  • woman in labor, crave the wildest things
  • I don't know how unusual it is, but amongst my many animals, a have 2 pet rats.
  • My grandma once found an abandoned baby squirrel and we tried to care for it. We made it some of my son's baby formula and used a medicine dropper to feed it. The squirrel really drank it up, but didn't make it. We aren't sure if the formula was bad for it or if it was just too weak and we were too late. :( It was really cool while it lasted though and I got pictures of my son with the baby squirrel before it died.
  • A horned toad. Not unusual in West Texas where I grew up, but it was interesting.
  • A pet Skunk with the name of Stinky! Stinky was just like having a cat. Used kitty litter and loved to be taken for walks on the leash. Was a great self-defense weapon. No-one came near me when I was walking Stinky.
  • A few raccoons, a baby silver fox, a huge leatherback turtle, a king fisher, and three box turtles. We still have the box turtles, one we've had for over 20 years!
  • I think I had just the usual stuff, mice, rats, guinea pigs, dogs, cats, chickens and ducks, pigeons, and budgies, horses, more dogs and cats, a few rescued wild birds fallen from their nests, more cats, rabbits, alpacas, snakes - well I snake-sat for a couple of weeks TG I didn't have to feed it! I think that's about it...all the usual suspects!
  • Me and my friends caught a lizard...and we named her Lizzy. That's her in the cup. We let her go.
  • raccoons were in our attic. we let them stay there. my mom gave it food a couple times.
  • Baby possums.
  • We just recued a three legged cat and she is really not unusual to me but she does not even know she only has 3 legs. She was malnutritioned and starving we have seen her come back to life in 2 weeks. Bless her lil heart.
  • Wild, it would be a chipmunk. My cat caught it and I got it away. Poor thing had its tail skinned. :( I got an African Pigmy Hedgehog from a petstore. She was a real sweety.
  • A bat when I was 8 yo...
  • A baby eagle, a porcupine, a possum and a wallably :)
  • A hummingbird actually. It didn't live long though, it broke its wing somehow, maybe because of the other hummingbirds sort of guarding the feeders. There's a few out back, and the h birds just chase each other, so that you don't want to be in their way & lose an eye. The colors are really nice, and they are so petite & fragile. It was kinda sad. :(
  • last september a little potbelly pig wandered down our road. after making inquiries, it appeared someone had abandoned it, probably assuming (correctly) we would have pity on it and take it in. i have never been a swine person, i never liked hogs, they were too noisy and unpredictable, but this little pig ran to the fence and greeted me (with a wagging tail!) when i got home from work. she had a big curving smile and was slightly pidgeon-toed, downright ugly! but sorta cute too. we kept her over the winter and found a home for her, where she is spoiled rotten.
  • an owl we found in the woods
  • a ferret, not too weird or unusual for some people, but it was for me.
  • I grew up in the Ozarks when Branson was a could be bought at 80 acres for $16,000.00. We raised Rabbits, chickens, you name it and we would often need to nurse the baby rabbits whose mother would reject them. We also would rescue and nurse baby opossums whose mother was run over by a car. None of them ever lived though.
  • My kids have been the most unusual animals I've ever experienced. They sure come up with the weirdest and sometimes amusing things to do.
  • a screech owl found injured in the woods
  • a wild baby mouse. my mom didn't let me keep it though lol! so i gave it to a friend who had pet mice and they got alone fine.
  • I once found an injured young pigeon and nursed it back to health. I let it go after it was better but it didn't want to leave. :)

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