BOUQUETS TO THE ST. JOHNS RIVERKEEPER
Last week, the Riverkeeper and three other citizens’ groups filed suit to stop state officials from circumventing voters by misappropriating funds earmarked for land conservation and restoration under the Water & Land Conservation Amendment to the state constitution that passed overwhelmingly with 75 percent of the vote in 2014. Good lookin’ out, Riverkeeper!
BRICKBATS TO THREE HORRIBLE TEEN GIRLS
Three girls, ages 13 and 14, were recently arrested by a Nassau County Sheriff’s Officer for animal cruelty, after posting a video on social media showing them repeatedly throwing a pet bunny against the wall, as they laughed and laughed, like future serial killers might. The female rabbit, Fuzzy Pants, is now recuperating from surgery at Southwest Florida House Rabbit Rescue. Donations for its care are being accepted at gofundme.com/3g88nkks.
BOUQUETS TO CAROLYN SMITH
While driving along Old Moultrie Road on May 10, Smith happened upon two EMTs attempting to rescue a pet African grey parrot that’d flown the coop. Smith, St. Augustine Humane Society executive director, quickly retrieved a humane net and carrier from the Society, enabling the EMTs to safely capture the parrot in the nick of time. The bird was returned to its extremely relieved owner. African greys are among the most intelligent birds on Earth.