Crow with broken wing hopping down the sidewalk.

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Moabite, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. Moabite

    Moabite Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2010
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    I wanted to rescue it, but DW wouldn't let me. I know it is illegal, but I would have gone to great lengths to help it out, but DW has better sense me, I guess. What would you have done?
     
  2. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're allowed to rescue it if you can catch it, but you have to take it to someone with a rehabber's license (or, not get caught having it).

    We had a raven hurt himself fighting off a hawk, but his wing wasn't broken, but I think it was slipped. He learned to adapt and I saw him 10 days later climbing around in trees really fast. I think he recently started flying again. I tried to rescue him in the beginning, but when I got all my stuff together, he had disappeared.
     
  3. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    My Son-in-Law rehabs crows and other wild birds like them. It is a shame that you weren't able to save it. But it is a wild bird and things like that happen all the time to birds. We just are not able to save them all.
     
  4. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    rehabbers have to euthanize the bird if it will not likely be able to live on it's own in the wild.
     
  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    The poor crow. Guess that's nature though.
    When I was a teen back in Alaska, I found a Bald Eagle with a broken wing on a remote beach. It was Labor Day and dad was unable to reach anyone on the boat radio, like Fish & Game or the state. He was worried if he touched it he'd make things worse and get into a lot of trouble, so we left it there. 35 years later and I still feel bad about it.

    Imp
     
  6. BlackBrookPoultry

    BlackBrookPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found a young crow on the side of the road this summer with a wing injury. I only turned around and picked him up because he could have easily been hit by a car. I took him home and cleaned his wound, because it was starting to smell. I really wanted to keep him. I assume he had just left the nest and the parents were feeding him on the ground. I brought him back to where I had found him and he flew off my arm into a field where other crows were. A few weeks later there was a woman from the raptor center visiting our town. I got to talking to her and after I told her about the crow she said "I wish I had a crow!" She was standing there with a hawk on her arm! Apparently, they had never had a crow to take care of.
     
  7. Nekhebet

    Nekhebet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I've rescued large angry seagulls, and bear the scars to show it

    I take them to the WILDLIFE RESCUE.

    The one in San Diego was Project Wildlife (there was another as well, can't recall the name). I imagine there are similar organizations elsewhere.
     
  8. Moabite

    Moabite Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2010
    Utah
    I rescued a baby magpie last spring. I had to hand feed it like 15 times a day. It would eat canned cat food from a fork. I kept it outside in an open box until it learned to fly. It loved people! It would fly up to anyone and land on there chest and start squawking. It disappeared on Fathers' Day. I really liked the thing, but it was high maintainence and very noisy. I missed it when it was gone, and think of it every time I see or hear a magpie. Now you know why my DW wouldn't let me bring home the crow. I'm holding out for a RAVEN!
     
  9. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I've rescued large angry seagulls, and bear the scars to show it

    I take them to the WILDLIFE RESCUE.

    The one in San Diego was Project Wildlife (there was another as well, can't recall the name). I imagine there are similar organizations elsewhere.

    I think the other one is called Wildlife Assist and they work with Project Wildlife. I talked to them about a heron with fishing line all over it's leg. They told me how to capture him and take the line off.
     
  10. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I would have captured the crow and tried to help it... if not then i would have put it down so it wont suffer in the wild with a broken wing.
    But i know that sometimes its best to just let nature take its course too... *sigh* [​IMG]
     
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