Walking from the airbnb to the con, I hear a THUNK. My eyes flick over to it. I see a flailing squirrel tail that...stops.
It's a squirrel who missed their jump. I've never seen that.
They were still breathing. I hope they didn't break anything.
I am reminded once more of the fragility of life.
@egypturnash I remember seeing a show about mountain goats that said for all the happy goats you see frolicking around on sheer cliffs, there's invariably a few that slip... and the documentaries usually don't show that part, because it's pretty rare, and invariably fatal. :/