You know those plastic rings that soda comes in sometimes? When I was a kid they started showing pictures of animals with them stuck on their necks, or arms, or whatever, to get people to stop throwing them away intact. Now, I don’t particularly like seagulls, but I don’t want to cause one to suffer. So, even all these years later I still cut apart every link ring I come across. Does anyone else do that? Has anyone else ever done that? Was I the only person who took that whole thing to heart? I’ve never seen anyone else do it, but there are a lot of things I’ve never actually seen that still take place.
I’m sitting here with a pair of nail clippers cutting one up because I don’t have anything else handy. Except the pair of scissors I just noticed not in their proper place. Better take care of that… Those would have been handy a minute ago. At any rate I got it done. I won’t have to worry about being personally responsible for the death of any otters for another day. At least when it comes to soda rings. Any other things I do that might result in otter fatalities I am blissfully unaware of.