Saved hummingbird from walmart and 2 turtles from the road

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Vamp-A-Billy Princess, May 4, 2008.

  1. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Indiana
    So my DH and I went to Wal Mart to get some cat litter and this cashier girl has a hummingbird that she found in the trash can. Apparently it flew in (we were at the gardencenter checkout) and passed out in the trash. It was still breathing and blinking. She says does anyone know anything about birds? I said I know about chckens...whatever. I'll take it. So me and the DH drive home with this hummingbird. I guess it heard us say that it would be cool if there was a way for us to keep him because he began moving his head around. I get out of the truck at home and tell the DH to watch the bird while I make it some sugar water. I turn around and the thing magically comes to life and flies away! It was the coolest experience!
    Yesterday when we took the trash we saved 2 turtles out of the road. One box turtle and one water turtle of some kind. They are playing in a pool we made them in the kitchen out of a rubbermade tub. Gonna let them live in the yard. We practically have an animal rescue center. LOL.
     
  2. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    [​IMG] Awesome!!! I love stories like this. My kids say I need to become a certified animal resucer since I save animals "every single day"......it really isn't EVERY day.
     
  3. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    Our neighborhood (formerly swamp) is criss-crossed with drainage canals, so frequently there are big turtles attempting to cross the roads to get from one canal to another. I usually have newspapers & plastic grocery bags in the van so I can pick up the turtle (use the bags as gloves) and either leave him on the other side or put him on the paper to release at a nearby pond. Some of these guys are huge, shells as wide as pie plates! Usually they're hard-shelled sliders, but once I found an enormous soft-shelled one with a long pointy nose.

    When I was a child I once found a crow in the middle of the road, not moving. I picked him up and he perched on my wrist while I rode my bike about a mile to my house. As I was going up the walk, calling to my mom "look what I found!" the crow suddenly spread his wings and flew away. I guess he just wanted a free ride for a while.

    So good for you for welcoming wildlife to your home & yard! There are some great books with advice on what to plant & build in order to attract more native birds, butterflies & animals for their well-being & for you to enjoy.
     
  4. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    I know in PA and I think in all other states its illegal to take a box turtle from the wild as theres so few left. But nice save, I love hummingbirds.
     
  5. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Indiana
    I live way out in the country so I technically didn't take it from the wild...i just moved it a half a mile [​IMG]
    We have tons of box turtles around here. I don't know if Indiana has a law or not. Ooops. Oh well. I think he may live in the soon to be built duck area. My husband wants a duck. I love saving animals!
     
  6. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2007
    Arkansas
    Oh gawd, we are too alike LoL
    Nice save on all three counts [​IMG]
     
  7. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    Quote:Wow...I can't imagine a shortage of box turtles. There are hundreds around here. My box turtle was the next step from roadkill....her shell was broken in about 5 pieces when I found her. She could NEVER live in the wild as, even though she is healed now, she would be far too easy to rip apart and eat.
     
  8. ZykloniaDark-GothikRanchr

    ZykloniaDark-GothikRanchr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I honestly would rather save them from being squished on the road, and risk a fine letting them live comfortably safe and sound in my yard than risk them crossing same road and getting squished!! animal life is worth more to me than any amount of money!!!! great save!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Awesome!!! I've done that too...it's usually earthworms from puddles though...
     
  10. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Indiana
    I am glad to save them. If the only illegal thing I do is save turtles I think I can be proud of that.
     

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