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I thought this story sounded off at first, but it was just badly reported. This woman informally raises monarch butterflies, (which explains why she had a spare wing lying around). One of her lot tore his right wing up in the chrysalis, so she glued a spare wing in its place.

Life expectancy is 2 days to 5 months, so the fact that this wing probably won’t age that well may not be an issue. He may well live to experience reproductive success, the goal of all biological entities.

Except me. A little less of me on this planet, please.

Anyway, little dude successfully flew, so yay, I guess.

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Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: January 16, 2018, 7:54 pm

2 days to 5 months.
Well, that’s depressing.

Less weasel? Surely not.
Take heart Dame Weasel, my goal last year to rid the planet of 10 surplus lbs of me has been a tremendous success and I can report that I’m now only about 25 lbs short of that goal!

And the chocolate ration will be increased this week from 14 ounces to 12 ounces (or whatever that works out to in that crazy Napoleonic metric system using grams and multiples of 10 instead of sane measurements based on Roman/Anglo-Saxon thumbsizes).

 


Comment from Skandia Recluse
Time: January 16, 2018, 10:03 pm

How do the monarch butterflys in England get to that tree in Mexico where they all spend the winter?

 


Comment from Mitchell
Time: January 16, 2018, 10:51 pm

I believe they book passage on the QE2 Skandia.

 


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: January 16, 2018, 10:57 pm

@Skandia, @Mitchell –

Monarchs to Mexico? Shirley they’d go on a Royal Caribbean cruise.

 


Comment from AliceH
Time: January 17, 2018, 1:17 am

Funny the article never said where this was.

There’s a Romy McCloskey, costume designer, in Houston, TX.

 


Comment from Deborah HH
Time: January 17, 2018, 3:45 am

Nice job. Well planned and executed. I hope he makes it to Mexico.

 


Comment from Jon
Time: January 17, 2018, 5:36 pm

How would the butterflies carry the Royal Caribbean fare? And don’t call me Shirley.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 17, 2018, 9:25 pm

That’s likely the one, AliceH.

 


Comment from Steve Skubinna
Time: January 19, 2018, 12:28 am

Surprised some bureaucrat didn’t slap a fine on her for, uh… mopery with intent to gawk, or whatever regulation this doesn’t violate.

 

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