From the rear of the car, 11:30 at night, in the middle of I-44 in Oklahoma, a squeak, intermittent with an occasional thump! Mouse, baby bird, …? What had we allowed to be in the car? Why hadn’t we heard it? Why no scurrying sound? We’ve been on the road 7 hours!
An hour later, a motel was found along with a flashlight. I jump out and search the back while a room is secured. Finding nothing we move the car into a parking space. 

I turn to look at the back of the car, my feet are curled under me on the seat!…
The rear window wiper is on! Squeak and thump found, we left all mice and baby birds where they belong! 
 Relief! Exhaustion takes over! 💤💤💤💤💤