So I'm sitting on the couch this morning, computer to my left, big ol' Miss Mabel the cat on my lap, and I notice she's looking at something outside. I turn to look at the window closest our driveway, and there's a giant whooping crane/pterodactyl sitting on the Honda's roof. It spreads its massive wings and floats off. I say "HOLY CRAP, MABEL! YOU SEE THAT?!" and she's looking back at me silently saying "YOU SEE THAT THING!" and we both turn to look out the window again. She jumps down and starts nervously licking.
Then I wonder why something so huge was so close to the house. And then I think about our fish pond (came with the house and was stocked when we bought the house four years ago). I run outside and not one of our 15-20 fish is out there. The pond is empty.
I had no idea this sort of thing could happen.
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