“The creature sits and doesn’t move…”
Rescuers from Poland’s Krakow Society for the Protection of Animals got a panicked phone from a worried member of the public this week, warning them to a dire situation.
She’d seen what looked to be an animal in distress high up in a tree near the caller’s house. It hadn’t moved from its original location in at least two days. However, the caller was unsure of the animal’s identity. Perhaps a lizard?
The rescuers were skeptical at first, but they rushed to the spot just in case.
Rescuers found something suspiciously lizard-like when they arrived in the location the caller had given.
They stated, “The brown monster is perched on a lilac branch.” “The monster sits still, just as the caller stated. In the sun, his chocolate skin gleams… We take a closer look and notice that the unfortunate person lacks both legs and a head.”
A deeper examination revealed the reality about the enigmatic creature. It turned out that it wasn’t even a reptile. Or, for that matter, an animal.
It was a pastry, namely a croissant.
The rescuers were powerless to help.
“It’s difficult to aid something that practically knocks us down,” they wrote. “An outburst of laughter.”
It’s unclear how the croissant wound itself caught in a tree. But there’s no doubt that the caller had the greatest of intentions, given that she was convinced it was an animal in distress.
That’s what matters most to the rescuers dispatched to the site, whose duty was done before it ever began.
They stated, “We stress that it’s always worth reporting if something bothers you.” “It’s better to check and be pleasantly dissatisfied, and occasionally (sadly, very seldom) laugh, than not to check and be tragically disappointed.”
The only true sorrow here is that someone never got to eat their delectable-looking dessert.