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September 29th, 2009

GAH! litterbug casualty @ 11:26 pm

Here is what happens when someone throws a cup out their window. What you see being cut off of this baby skunk is a domed lid from a drink. The skunk, dubbed Mercedes after the car of the man who saved her, was likely trying to lick the inside of the cup. She was lucky(?) enough that the lid was so tight on her body that maggots couldnt feed on her.
Graphic pics behind the cut for the folks who get woozy.

the culprit

This is her elbow. Yeah, thats muscle you can see

maybe we should have called her Slice?

And one happy pic to end with:

She is now on antibiotics, and being cleaned twice a day. Poor thing. Shes only about 4m old, too. The man who caught her has been trying to do so for 3 days, since he first saw her. He stayed up til 3am to get her. She is a lucky little stinker.
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Date:September 30th, 2009 01:56 pm (UTC)
Inorganic trash is a danger to everyone -
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Date:October 2nd, 2009 09:04 pm (UTC)
Poor baby :(

I'm glad that even though there are many idiots and cruel people in this world, enough kind and compassionate individuals exist to balance them out. Whenever we get a cruelty case at work I try to remind myself of that...
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Date:October 12th, 2009 07:07 am (UTC)
Would you mind if I crossposted this to show others the damage this trash can do to the wildlife? I will credit. :)
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Date:October 13th, 2009 03:18 pm (UTC)
please do!
everyone should know. :)
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Date:February 8th, 2010 05:04 pm (UTC)
Sayano-Shushenskaya Hydroelectric Power Station Catastrophic threat of ecology of Arctic regions and Northern America from Russia and

Sayano-Shushenskaya HPS http://wanderer-avaxxx.livejournal.com/2495.html

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