food mention, wild bird in cage saga
The police came to get photos of my evidence (photos of my photos) of the wild bird in its little cage, and my involvement should end here.
I learned that not only did they release the bird, they confiscated the tiny cage.
To thank me for my cooperation in this matter they gave me...cookies. A box of cop cookies. I am not kidding. This country is so weird...
They are good cookies.
In other news, Japan Snake Center is doing a live "night outdoors tour" right now looking for snakes and other creatures in the dark. https://youtu.be/mtEIm0vY2pE
The local police box called to say they'd checked the household keeping a wild bird in a tiny cage (a varied tit), confirmed it was a wild bird, and released it. They're going to charge the person I guess? which isn't what I necessarily wanted, but I guess that's not my choice. I wanted the bird to be released, and now it's off eating bugs or whatever instead of being cooped up in that little cage.
Hello everyone. I'm not posting anywhere else to protect the bird, but an unlisted toot to people who likely live very far away should be fine, so you get to see the literal stork (Oriental Stork) I found strolling around eating frogs in some peaceful rural rice paddies during my run today. It was raised in Hyogo and is part of the effort to restore the Japanese population.
Non vegetarian dried items
This neighboring house has little fish heads on sticks taped to its window frames and it had been bothering me because I had no idea and all internet searches were fruitless. Finally husband found the magic keywords to get to the proper Wikipedia page: they're to repel demons (onis) during summer solstice, which is past now, so it's the little dried fish equivalent of leaving the Xmas tree up too long, but whatever, now I finally know what is going on with this house
covid vaccine ~ but mostly +
Emailed my town, which hasn't updated any information on vaccine vouchers in almost a month, about when we can expect new info about vouchers for people under 65. They responded saying they'd mail out vouchers 7/2 and send all residents a flyer saying so at the end of the month.
(GREAT NEWS, but did you know besides paper you can also just copy and paste that email response and put it on your town website? The one you have to inform us about stuff.......?????jkfskj)
Living in Japan, love me some scifi. Birds, wine, coffee, cat, walking.
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