So this morning we rescued an adorable little Gambel's Quail chick (yes, it was for sure abandoned)
There were two dead chicks nearby
and this little guy was floundering around on our driveway. We have a lot of wild-and domestic-animals where I live so I'm very thankful I got to him before one of them ate him as a snack!
Luckily I had an old birdcage on hand that I stuck him in. Have to admit, I was more than a little tempted to keep the little guy and raise him myself- I joked with my mom about having Hermes and Izzy raise him as their own chick
But there are more resources at the rescue to ensure he has the best chance in life...not the mention that it's illegal...
So I took him to the nearest wild bird rescue and now this lil' guy has a new family of other abandoned quail chicks! Yay! Before I took him to the rescue, I managed to snap a few pics that I had to share because he was SO adorable!
My favorite pic:
And I guess today was the day for baby animals, because not minutes after I found the quail, this little lizard scurried by! Thankfully he didn't need rescue, but he was even smaller than the quail (hard to believe) so, of course, I had to snap a pic!