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Dove Rescues Rabbits

dove, baby rabbitsThese little bunnies, about 6 days old, were attacked by a dog and orphaned. They were moved to a rescue center but two out of the litter of five did not survive, and the remaining three were not doing well.

Another resident at the shelter is a non-releasable, one-legged homing pigeon/rock dove named Noah.  During the bunnies stay, Noah kept going over to the bunny cage and looking in as well as sleeping in front of the door to the cage. At one point one of the bunnies disappeared from the cage.  But when Noah moved a bit from the front of the cage it was found that the rabbit had managed to squeeze through the cage and find his way under Noah's wing.   Now, they are all together and the bunnies are doing GREAT! 

When the bunnies scoot underneath Noah’s feathers,   he carefully extends his wings out to surround them and then they snuggle.   When one of them moves and they start sticking out here and there,   he gently pushes them back under him with his beak!  He "coos" as if singing them to sleep with a lullaby.

Noah helps out with many rescue babies at the Wild Rose Rescue Ranch, although the bunnies seem to be his favorite.

Noah’s first litter of bunnies, almost raised and ready for release.

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He will cover you with His feathers and under His wings you will find refuge. - Psalm  91:4 

 Hold tightly to what is eternal and loosely to what is temporal.






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Bear Saved From Old Donner Pass Highway Bridge

This bridge is on the Old Donner Pass Highway. It has a spectacular view of Donner Lake and
Donner Pass on Route 40.  Recently a bear was walking across Rainbow Bridge (Old Hwy 40 at Donner Summit, Truckee) on a Saturday when two cars crossing the bridge, spooked the bear who promptly tried to escape over the edge of the bridge. Somehow the bear caught the ledge with his paws and was able to pull himself up onto the girders under the bridge.  Authorities decided that nothing could be done to help Saturday night so they returned Sunday morning to find the bear still on the bridge ledge and sound asleep.

A net was then secured under the bridge and the bear was tranquilized, fell into the net, was lowered to the ground below.  The bear later woke up and walked out of the net. Moral of the story? God takes care of the details.  Rest and be still and wait on Him.


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Coyotes Charging Man

You may have seen this photo circulating and as usual a few people call it cool and the rest call it fake.  What to believe... So here's the original story and here is the truth.  The story in the original e-mail went as follows:

The picture is for real and so is the story. Aaron's friends were checking snares around Geraldine and decided to stop and call in a spot. One had a .204 and a .22 pistol. The other had a camera. They called for 15 minutes and brought in the pack of coyotes that they couldn't see until they were 20 yards away. The shooter shot twice with the .204 rifle as the coyotes closed in. The dogs didn't know where to go and were jumping around, barking, etc. By the time he made the second shot they had moved in to 10 yards and he couldn't see anything but hair in his scope, so he put the rifle down and grabbed his sidearm. He stood up and started firing into the pack of jumping dogs. The picture makes them look like they're charging but they were just bouncing around trying to figure out what to do. The shooter emptied his sidearm and managed to get a bullet into each coyote. Pretty wild.

According to Adrew McKean of Outdoor Life, a few buddies set up the scene with several of their frozen snared coyote and meant it as a joke.  This explains the various discrepencies in the snow and the cameraman. Either way, they did a darn good job making it look like an action scene!


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The White Deer of Seneca Army Depot!

Have you heard of the white deer of  the Seneca Army depot?  With 20+ square miles of fenced land, the abandoned depot has become home to, not albino and not piebald, but leucistic white deer.  The deer are simply white from a genetic mutation which means they lack all pigmentation in their hair but have the normal brown-colored eyes.



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Photo by Dennis North, other photos from http://www.senecawhitedeer.org

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Deer on top of a train car?

Yes, that is a deer up on top of that railroad car.  So...how do you think he got up there?  Comment below!


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