Thursday, July 8, 2010

Bunny Emergency.

Please visit the Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary website and help them with a donation if you can!!!

From their website:
TTAS was contacted about a backyard situation out of control in Phoenix. We have spent the last two days catching, sexing and separating the bunnies. We are up to 100 bunnies with many still in burrows and numerous pregnant females. Our detailed plan to get the situation under control and what supplies/volunteers will follow. We have set-up an Emergency Rescue Fund that will be used exclusively for this rescue operation. Funds will be used for medical treatment and spay/neuters. We estimate the cost for this portion of the operation to be $5000-$7000. If you would like to make a donation, please visit and note Emergency Rescue Fund.
We've also compiled a list of things that we need to make this rescue a success.  Items can be dropped off at the sanctuary at any time during business hours.  Feel free to call us if you come across anything that may be useful to our rescue mission.

Emergency Rescue List of Needed Supplies
Paper towels

White vinegar

Syringes for medication

Disposable surgical gowns and booties

Mobile Air Conditioning Units and Fans


Litter – Carefresh, Yesterday’s News or Wood Stove Pellets


Chicken wire

Pavers or bricks

Vegetables for nursing mothers

Gift card for hardware stores, grocery stores, Costco, Staples, gas stations

Copy paper

Space – empty offices, warehouses, houses for temporary housing

Spay/neuter services

Towels and blankets

Toys for the bunnies

Monetary donations

Photo printer

Camcorder for documentation

Large Rubbermaid type storage containers

Large storage shed or container for bales of hay

Spray bottles

Please feel free to contact us at: (480) 406-7301 or email: with any questions.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

International Wildlife Museum in Tucson

Hooray stuffed and mounted dead things!

We just got back from the International Wildlife Museum in Tucson, as mentioned in the title, and it was even better than I remembered it as a child.  I was only about eight or nine years old when we went, but twenty some years later I wanted to go again.

Mostly, I just remembered "Goat Mountain"...

There's also a very horrifying room filled with heads.  Hundreds of heads.

(Note broken tail on the lioness in foreground.  At least she hasn't just been tossed away.  I think she's out in front for the kids to pet.)

I just can't resist these places.

Here's some more pictures!!

Demon Deer!!!! ( or elk,  I wasn't paying attention.)

Birds of Paradise.

It's only $7 per adult!  There are also many beautiful insect displays with mounted butterflies, moths, beetles and stick bugs.

So, if for some reason you ever end up in Tucson, you have to go.  That's an order.