The bird incident
Watson Lake Travel Blog› entry 18 of 55 › view all entries
July 4th, 2008 – by: silan
Campground Services is pretty much the only campground in Watson Lake.
We set up our tent, I was inside, starting to roll out sleeping pads and sleeping bags and I hear from outside, Janelle go, "Silan. Get out here." It's not often that I hear such a serious voice from Janelle. I'm pretty concerned so I race outside the tent to see Janelle starting at the front bumper of the van.
"What is it?" I'm still incredibly concerned, almost scared at what's happening. At this point, it could be a number of things. Is the car damaged? Are you going to spontaneously die at any moment?
"Just come here. Look at the front of the car."
"Ok..." I walk slowly over to where Janelle is standing and I scan the front of the car for any major bumps and dents. Nothing. So I look a little further. "What is it?"
"Oh my god." There it is. A tiny bird, almost folded in half, squished in the grates of the van's grill. Just... in there.
"What do we do?"
"I don't know! Get it out?"
The process included two long sticks and chopstick-style maneuvering to get the little guy out. The worst part was that he was just so darn cute. A little furry head that moved with it's weight as we carried it with the sticks onto the ground. We even had to make a little grave for the bird. How traumatizing. Watson Lake sucks.
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