The things I have to research can lead to some disturbing Google Images, but sometimes I luck out and come across much more pleasant search results.
Recently my editor asked me to check if it was accurate to have a mouse described in the story as "the color of sand."
When I did a search on mice in Northern India, these little fellas came up:
Cutest way ever to escape a monsoon.
And you know how Internet searches are--you see one mouse riding a frog, and pretty soon you're clicking on videos of other animal jockeys.
How tired do you have to be to hitch a ride with this guy?
I was surprised to find how many animals had the same idea:
Hard to imagine that would be much fun, or efficient. Unless you're this guy:
Okay, that was fun, but it's time to get back to work. Just as soon as I Google whatever that last animal was riding the tortoise.