Wednesday, May 6, 2009

window well wonders

Ever been awakened in the middle of the night by a child standing over you? There's just nothing quite like it. Kenyon came into our bedroom in the middle of the night last night, saying that something was trying to get into his window. He thought it was a bird or a mouse. We knew there wasn't much we could do or see at 1am, so we told him to sleep on the couch. This morning, THIS is what we found in his window well!!Lovely, isn't it? A mink!! I tried to snap some pictures but every time he moved I freaked out and ran away, so Kent (my hero!) bravely captured these. (Sorry about the messy window well...)
We called animal control and when the officer arrived, I felt safe enough to stand behind the camera once again. The officer said she'd never been on a call to capture a mink before... a brave police officer (my other hero!) crawled down the window well to capture it for her.
What team work!
And there he is in his nice little Pet Porter. Sorry the picture is out of focus, but if you could have smelled him, you wouldn't have been able to hold the camera steady either! P.U!!! Apparently mink spray a stinky musk when threatened. That poor police officer...he'll be stinking for days! What an eventful morning. You just never know what a new day will bring...especially around here!


Kirstin said...

That is crazy!

Tucker & Tiffany said...

Haha! That is too funny. I don't think I have ever seen a mink before. Where in the world did it come from!?

Ryan and Larissa Chase said...

HAHAHAHAHA. I am literally laughing so hard. That is so crazy. I can't believe a MINK found its way into the window well at your house. How funny...and weird. New adventures every day I guess huh?

Kari said...

I bet he would have made a nice pet. Why didn't you keep him? He could share your bed and everything! Your kids would love it!

Jami said...

I seriously would have freaked out!!! The things people find in their window wells.....ugh!