I Saved a Predator

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Homegroanacres, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. Homegroanacres

    Homegroanacres Chillin w/the Ice in my Glass

    Apr 10, 2008
    Salem, Oregon
    I'm guessing that some of you are
    doing this ---> [​IMG] Others might be
    doing this -----> [​IMG] [​IMG]


    As I went down to do the chores this morning I was meet by this!
    A young Red Tail Hawk


    I thought man you must be one hungry hawk
    not willing to give up its meal. It just sat there, as
    I got closer it walked away and I could see it could
    not fly, so I went back to the house and got my
    gloves and a blanket, herded it into a spot that
    I could cover it with the blanket and then put it in a
    carrier. [​IMG]

    After the chores were done I called a Wildlife Rehaber
    (one that works with birds) that lives
    about 8 to 10 miles away and took the hawk to her
    We think it is suffering from a concusion and in
    time will be turned back to nature and prey on my
    chickens [​IMG] But that is just the way of nature.

    Don't you just [​IMG] it!!
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Wow, now there is a bag of mixed emotions! Im so glad you decided to help it. I know....it might be back...or PROBABLY WILL be back...looking for a chicken dinner. But...it sure is a pretty thing! KUDOS to you for saveing that beautifull bird!
  3. Wow! Those birds are protected here, and you'd have been on the evening news for sure! Nicely done.[​IMG]
  4. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    Thanks for saving it, it has just as much right to live as our chickens do. Unless I catch someone in the act I don't touch them.
  5. mmajw

    mmajw Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    That is a great picture congrats on the great save. Now to secure that run better, for when it is released.
  6. Homegroanacres

    Homegroanacres Chillin w/the Ice in my Glass

    Apr 10, 2008
    Salem, Oregon
    Quote:He, They could never get in the run [​IMG] From dusk til
    dawn they are shut up in a chicken house, well more
    like a barn....the rest of the time they have
    the run of 7 acres.

    Have you ever seen a chicken stam pee ed [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Once the gate is open you had better move a side
    cuz you are going to get run over!! [​IMG]
  7. halo

    halo Got The Blues

    Nov 22, 2007
    My Coop
    Great job there...you should be very proud of saving that gorgeous bird.
  8. You did a great job! [​IMG]
  9. Pupsnpullets

    Pupsnpullets Songster

    Mar 9, 2008
    SoCal desert
    My thoughts go along the lines of with the bird's concussion comes amnesia, so when it finally stops seeing stars it won't be able to remember what happened or, more importantly, where it happened [​IMG]
  10. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    If I were to save a predator, that would be on the list to save. The only things that are on the no save list are rodents, coons, and possums.

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