Injured black vulture on my deck!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by I have WHAT in my yard?, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    The chickens went berserk so I sent out child and dog to check on them. Child starts screaming bloody murder so I go flying out - barefoot.

    She's screaming the dog caught a giant bird. Now we all know the odds of my dog catching a vulture are somewhere between slim and none, so I suspect the bird was injured before the dog got to it. DD called the dog off she said, but the bird never even attempted to fly away. The dog pulled its tail feathers out but it cannot extend its wing on one side. The bird is sitting on my deck fence.

    Big bird. I called the game commission. I didn't know what else to do.

    What happens next??
  2. BlackBrookPoultry

    BlackBrookPoultry Crowing

    Jun 15, 2010
    Western Wisconsin
    What did the game commission say? Sounds like it needs a wildlife rehabber. You should be able to find one online that takes birds. Otherwise, contact your closest captor center. They will know what to do.
  3. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Crowing

    Feb 15, 2007
    Austin area, Texas
    Most raptor rehabs will take vultures. He probably got hit buy a car while feeding on roadkill.
  4. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    We had wicked storms here last night. My guess would be storm injury.

    But, he left.

    He could not fly so I know he cannot be far. I guess I will tell the game commission that when they call back.

    Mother nature has the most efficient recycling system. If he hides is the under brush something else will kill him tonight. [​IMG]

    I was hoping for rehab, but he was not willing to hang around and wait. [​IMG]
  5. SarahFair

    SarahFair Songster

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    WHERE are the pictures?!
  6. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    Quote:I cannot get them from my phone to computer right now... I'll try when DH gets home - he has the cord on him. I was trying to send it from my phone via email but it didn't work.
  7. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    Poor boy. I hope he survives. Would love to see a pic of him.
  8. CowgirlJules

    CowgirlJules Songster

    Mar 26, 2010
    Atwater, CA
    Heads up - I wouldn't try to corner him to catch him. Let the rehabber deal with that. Vultures' defense mechanism is to projectile vomit when they are threatened. And you know what they eat...
  9. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Songster

    Mar 11, 2011
    oh my fine a wild life vet
    can you post a picture?
  10. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits...

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Quote:Uh, glad you told us that... [​IMG]

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