Baby deer saved

A cute, speckled deer "scampered" into the woods Thursday after being rescued from a 20-ft hole in Suffolk County, NY. [Huffington Post. Photo: Suffolk County Police Department]

• Two grey tiger kittens who spent hours trapped in a drain pipe were rescued by Ingham County Animal Control. Officials believe the kittens were thirsty, and did not realize that the pipes were slippery. [Battle Creek Inquirer]

• Puppies! Pongo the Rottweiler mix was rescued from a dumpster in Riverside, Ca., only hours before it was scheduled for pickup and crushing. Meanwhile, 57 puppies were rescued from a puppy mill by officers from Brunswick and New Hanover County Sheriff's department: "The raid was initially planned for next week, but ... the conditions were so bad, they had to take action earlier." []

• Sadly, a group of campers in Nova Scotia was rescued from a circling pack of coyotes, which will now go hungry. [UPI, which deserves much kudos for finding stock art of a disappointed coyote]


  1. Doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s save. German police just saved a squirrel from a manhole cover. Stuck, y’know. Went back to the trees, but was found dead from shock a couple hours later.

  2. Regarding the photo of the coyote – it was taken out of context. That coyote isn’t disappointed. It’s reading a blueprint  for a rather complicated set of  bat wings that it’s trying to assemble.

  3. I wonder if police enjoy a reasonable expectation of privacy while posing with an adorable baby deer?

  4. There’s a typo in the trapped kittens link.  The county you’re looking for is Ingham.

      1. Beats me.  I’m in Washtenaw County.  Mlive only goes so far toward delivering state-wide “news”.  Maybe whatever publication counts as a newspaper in East Lansing or Okemos has details? 

  5. Cops have the same hair cut as Nazi skin heads. Why is that? What is the association? Accident? Purposeful? It is an angry, frightening appearance that isn’t much moderated by smiles and blue uniforms rescuing Bambi from Darwin.

    1. Really?!  I think you’re reading too much into a hairstyle.  I sometimes get a haircut like a “Nazi skin head”, but I can assure you I am a bleeding heart liberal.  I’m just too lazy about taking care of my hair.  Gimmie a haircut that is very low to no maintenance!

    2. Yes indeed, and we might even question whether the deer was really “saved” at all, when people who look like that were involved.

    3. That’s not so much a hair-cut, as a lack of one.

      I do know what you mean though, although rather judgmental, it is quite common for policemen to look like military (I wouldn’t quite go down the nazi route…) vai their hair (or lack thereof) choices.

      I don’t think it’s an accident, they’re at war, with CRIME! (and people that aren’t the police).

      1. Its more that a lot of them are ex-military (vets get free points on a civil service test) and are just used to or prefer military haircuts. 

        1. Makes sense.

          Still worrying though. I’d rather see the skills from an ex social worker or psychologist tackling crime than someone trained to kill. Personally.

          1. Well they get a bump for the post office and IRS too, its a general +5 points to any vet on any social service test. They get some sort of bump as teachers too. And it goes for the guys sorting military mail and putting gas in trucks too. Those guys are only trained to kill in the most basic sense.

    4. I have wet shaved my head since 1993 (it becomes addictive I find – once you’ve experienced the pleasure of a stubble free pate having even the slightest growth makes me feel slightly dirty) and have often got looks of apprehension from strangers – which still rather surprises me. I’m no fighter – unless your violently attacking me and even then my first, second and third choice would be to run away.
      Being bald isn’t the same as being bad, apart from regarding the income of hairdressers and barbers possibly.

      1. How many Nazi skinheads were there? You can’t be blonde and a skinhead can you? Some wannabe neo-Nazis might have skinheads but so do lots of people these days. By some people’s reckoning it would seem my local supermarket is full of gay Nazis. The original skinheads were far from racist being into ska and all. Racists tend to lack originality and often borrow dress styles and music from non-racists. That pisses me off. I have shaved my head down to half/one for the past thirty years and at least I won’t miss much if/when I do go bald.

          1. Columnist Dave Barry said that Michael Jordan looked good with a shaved head, but white guys with shaved heads just looked like big thumbs.

          2. Head shape. Cannonball heads look fine. Mine’s more of a Frankenstein’s monster/Ripley’s alien shape. It would not look good shaved.

  6. “Sadly, a group of campers in Nova Scotia was rescued from a circling pack of coyotes, ”

    Is that a love of Coyotes or a dislike of campers?

  7. Sure, you “saved” those puppies from the puppy mill, but think of the poor puppy miller and his wife, I mean, somebody has to mill all these puppies.

  8. I’m pretty sure that deer will die next hunting season when it comes out to meet the friendly humans. 

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