Assorted Baby Animals

Quite an assortment here! Even a baby gecko. I am sorry to report that every baby gecko I have ever met trotted out a threat display and wanted to bite me. I wonder if they grow out of that. I mean, what do we do to annoy a gecko?

Nice Baby Animals

They’d better be nice! I had a devil of a time trying to load this video. The computer thought I wanted ghost stories. Well, yeah, I like ghost stories–but this is time for critter video.

Anyway, enjoy the baby animals while I try to figure out what happened.

A Baby Beaver

Here in suburban New Jersey we don’t get much interaction with beavers. So I had never seen a baby beaver before.

It seems they come into this world rarin’ to go; and, like box turtles (who should certainly know better!), once they get moving, they won’t stop or turn aside for anything. I can’t explain why box turtles do that. Maybe a beaver is born with the expectation of landing in the water.

More Baby Rhino

Such a lively little fellow! And he does seem to enjoy the company of humans. Who knew?

True, we don’t see Momma Rhino frolicking and cutting capers. Maybe that’s just too hard to do when you weigh a ton or more. Then again, an adult rhino can run fast–30 miles per hour, and change. If one of them plowed into you at full speed… where would you come down?

Mr. Nature: Wolf Pup’s First Howl

Somebody just told me “Nature” is “Erutan” spelled backwards. Get a life.

It’s hard to believe this little fella will grow up to be a top predator–scourge of the caribou, bane of the bison. Wolves will even eat people, if there’s nothing better going.

But all God’s stuff is created for a reason: and we just can’t help loving baby animals. He did that for a reason, too.

Baby Donkeys

All right, it’s not as exciting as Ben-Hur’s chariot race–but gee, baby donkeys are awful cute, aren’t they? Especially the one in the hammock. And I can never see videos of donkeys without thinking of this:

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass (Zechariah 9:9)

Even so came Christ into Jerusalem.

Bringing Up Baby Sloths

All you people out there who want to hug baby sloths… I guess you’ll have to become zoologists and get a grant to study in Costa Rica. But here at least you can see the babies are small enough to let chairs and rocking chairs serve them as trees. “Hey, wait a minute! We have chairs! If we can only get a baby sloth or two…”

Animals Protect Their Babies

To this video I must add a small tribute to the mother wolf spider, who carries her eggs until they hatch into tiny spiders the size of a pin-head, then carries the babies until they’re old enough to take care of themselves. If one of the multitude of babies falls off her back, she knows it instantly–don’t ask me how!–and will search until she finds it and returns it to its place.

As Rev. D. James Kennedy used to say, “Ain’t chance grand?”

God’s stuff always works.

Bonus Critter Video: Cute Baby Lizard

After a brutal week of politics, I’m outta here, I’m going for God’s stuff, and I’m takin’ you with me if you want to come.

“Unknowable” recently described an encounter with a tiny baby horny-toad, or rather horned lizard, which made me want to have one, too. I love lizards, and horned lizards are so unusual. They don’t grow very large, but this baby is the smallest one I’ve ever seen.

BTW, because they eat hardly anything but live ants, horned lizards don’t make suitable pets and should be allowed to remain in the wild and loved and appreciated just where they are.

Sanity Break: Baby Animals

Puppies, kittens, ducklings, baby goats–somewhere in this video you’re sure to find someone you’d want to pick up and kiss.

You will also learn how to annoy a squirrel. If you’re trying to grow vegetables, I think you’ll agree that turnabout is fair play.