Last night I think I rescued the strangest animal I ever thought Id rescue. I rescued a GOPHER! Last night my DH and I went to the movies. As we were walking up to the theater we saw a rodent hobbling about on the sidewalk and starting to go in the street. We thought it was a rat at first but as we got closer we saw it was a gopher. By this time the poor little guy was in the middle of the street, with tons of traffic but luckily all the drivers in their car saw him in the street and slowed down to see exactly what it was. He wasnt moving very quick and seemed just in shock. My DH shooed him out of the street lightly with his shoe right before some stupid teenagers drove by shouting out the window that they wanted to run him over. We couldnt just let him wander around on the sidewalk in front of the theater because he would probably go back in the street and there was nowhere safe for him to go. My DH went inside the theater to get a popcorn box to pick him up in while I watched the lil guy out front. An elderly couple walked by thinking it was on a leash because he was just following me. They thought it was a Chihuahua puppy until they got close. LOL. Those mean teenagers parked their car and walked up to check the gopher out. One guy was going to burn him with his cigarette until I told him to stop. My DH finally came out with the box, so we scooped him up and took him around back and walked to a nearby spot away from all the hustle and bustle of the movie theaters. We let him go on a grassy hill near a park. He starting eating grass right away, and followed us for a bit before going his own way. When we got back to the theater those stupid kids were looking around for him still. What kind of excitement could you get out of torturing an animal? Anyway, we felt much better knowing he was in a safer spot, even though he might be someones garden pest.