While fixing the kids lunch, I shooed them outside to run off some steam, when both came running excitedly back into the house saying they found something. Turning off the stove I went to investigate.
A dead rodent! Laying on the patio. Of course being the home schoolers that we are we couldn't just let it be, we had to find out what kind of rodent is was because I didn't know just by looking at it and the children wanted to know what it was! Thank goodness for the internet:)
So we carefully pick it up and took in inside and tried to figure out what it was on the computer. First we tried vole, mole, English mouse but all came up empty. Then my daughter suggested we look up shrew and sure enough that is what it was!
Little Man was quite upset that the animal was dead:( Look at his sad face!
So the children decided to buried it in the garden. It was so cute to see them working together to give this rodent a decent burial.
We did find a bit of blood around the neck of the shrew and the children and I hypothesize what may have happen to the shrew. Our conclusion it was probably killed by one of the many cats that roam the neighborhood.
Just another average day in a home schooling family:)!
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