so it turns out that there was possibly a nest near the school of these little ones, because my colleague (kariminie sensei) caught another one while we were out watching sports day practice on the baseball field. he surprised me with it when we came in for a quick water/air conditioning break. too cool. kariminie sensei is one of my favorites. he is also my neighbor and reminds me quite a bit of my father, and i have told him this, so he likes to call me his daughter and takes great care now to see that i am well and happy. he was all for me taking these two back into the wild. he gets it and i like him.
by the way, these two are roaming free in the mountains of naru as we speak. just another day in japan.