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Posted by: justingos at Tue May 24 10:04:36 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by justingos ]  
   

That's a tough situation that I have been presented with several times myself. My cat brought in a squirrel that had fallen out of the nest and I tried to release but it stuck around. I eventually took it to a wildlife vet who rehabilitates sick/injured animals and she nursed it back to health so it could be released. There is usually someone in most areas that will take care of small animals, however, it would be harder to find someone to take in an animal of the size of the bird in the picture. Most of the time, I just leave injured animals as I found them in the wild to "let nature take its course." It's a tough thing, but as stated in the other post, nature isn't always pretty. I once found a subadult corn snake on a dirt road that had apparently just been grazed by a vehicle on it's head. It must have injured its spinal cord and the snake was literally spinning around in circles trying to move away. Its tongue was stuck out and I figured it was a goner. I used an icescraper(the only thing I had at the time) to dispatch it, but it was not pretty. In the end, I was bitten by the snake and it was an overall traumatic experience for me. I found its actually easier on me to just get them off the roadway and hope for the best.

Justin


   

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