Officer Edith
May 27, 2016 2:24 PM   Subscribe

“I told Pierre that hedgehogs love baths but he said no, People love hedgehogs having baths. There is a difference.” Officer Edith is: a) a green parrot, b) the office bird and mascot of San Francisco Animal Care & Control, and c) the persona behind what may be the best account on twitter dot com.

Her feed features rescues, reunions, funny-looking dogs, various baby-animal squee, skunk butts, adoption stories, stern admonitions to those who mistreat wildlife and/or companion animals, veterinary procedures (close-up images of non-fatal injuries to animals, and treatment thereof), and glimpses of what seems like a very women-friendly and queer-positive workplace. And several hummingbirds in need of an emergency sugar fix.

a few highlights:

teen birds and their discontents

a genderqueer chicken named Seuss

Janice the piglet, rescued by a Franciscan monk

proof that raccoons are not immune to the SF eviction crisis

a pigeon impersonating Liza Minnelli
posted by karayel (20 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite

Damn you zachlipton, I was just coming here to do that one.
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The at 2:34 PM on May 27, 2016

Just a quick warning. There are some pics of animal injuries that might disturb some people. Like me.
posted by Splunge at 2:39 PM on May 27, 2016 [4 favorites]

Yes, I came in to say what Splunge said. Ouch.
posted by misozaki at 2:42 PM on May 27, 2016 [2 favorites]

One evening about 2 weeks ago I opened my front door to call my cat in and about 4' in front of me were 2 hedgehogs properly shagging. M. le Hedgehog was fully stretched out on top of Mlle le Hedgehog. To promote decency she made a run for it while I took pictures to send to my ecologist friends. He was not keen to dismount despite the impending glare of publicity, which I think tells us that revenge porn may be cross-species.
posted by biffa at 2:44 PM on May 27, 2016 [7 favorites]

But this is fabulous. Followed the account, thanks!
posted by misozaki at 2:45 PM on May 27, 2016 [2 favorites]

Splunge, misozaki, sorry about that--I should have been more explicit than "veterinary procedures." To clarify for others: there are some close-up images of non-fatal injuries to animals, and treatment thereof. Is there a way to add edit the post to add a warning? (first-time poster here, still learning the ropes)
posted by karayel at 2:48 PM on May 27, 2016

Baby crows have pink mouths. They only get black mouths after they first eat the soul of a newborn child.

If you're surrendering a dog because your girlfriend wants you to, you're rehoming the wrong family member.

If your air is now clean and sweet smelling it's because you lost your dog. He smells like satan. Come get him.

The twitter account is darker than I expected too.
posted by adept256 at 2:50 PM on May 27, 2016 [9 favorites]

Meet Denver the dog. They are a good dog.
posted by The Devil Tesla at 2:51 PM on May 27, 2016 [5 favorites]

Mod note: Added that warning text to the post. For future reference, karayel, you can request a minor edit by using the contact form - linked at the bottom right corner of every page - or by making a comment like you did and flagging it so we moderators will see it.
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 2:57 PM on May 27, 2016 [2 favorites]

Pictures of injuries aside, this is awesome. I was prepared to be meh, but am happy to be surprised out of my meh-ness.
posted by mudpuppie at 3:06 PM on May 27, 2016

That baby crow looks like Drinky Crow.
posted by pxe2000 at 3:42 PM on May 27, 2016 [6 favorites]

a genderqueer chicken named Seuss

That really needs the other four lines of the limerick.
posted by acb at 3:59 PM on May 27, 2016 [22 favorites]

A cross-gendered chicken named Suess
Once tried to mate with a goose.
It said. “What the hell,
I’ll be trans-species as well,”
As it lunged for the goose’s caboose.
posted by CheeseDigestsAll at 4:04 PM on May 27, 2016 [41 favorites]

I have a new favorite person.
posted by Divine_Wino at 5:17 PM on May 27, 2016

I had never seen this--thank you so much for posting it, filling the gap in my soul I didn't even know I had. I am currently watching her video of the leetle teeny kitten sucking milk and wiggling its leetle teeny ears.
posted by theatro at 7:16 PM on May 27, 2016 [4 favorites]

We've been spotted! Hi, Officer Edith! Who's a pretty bird?
posted by nicebookrack at 8:55 PM on May 27, 2016 [8 favorites]

a pigeon impersonating Liza Minnelli

posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 11:22 AM on May 28, 2016

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