Need good thoughts

Right now, Zippy’s driving an hour to the Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center with an injured magpie. It’s the closest facility that can hopefully help this poor bird that got caught in a neighbor’s mouse glue trap. (I didn’t even know those horrible things existed.) Zippy was out in our backyard when he heard a whole lot of magpies making noise on the other side of the fence. They were gathered around the stuck bird.

Zippy put on gloves to rescue the injured bird. When he put it in a shoebox, the glove was stuck to the magpie. Zippy got glue on his arm and unsuccessfully tried getting it off before leaving. He thinks he’ll need to use gasoline later.

August 15, 2020

Please, if you can spare some good thoughts, send them to the poor magpie. May its feathers be cleansed so that it soars again.

UPDATE: Sad news. They were unable to help the magpie because there was too much glue. They would have had to remove many, many feathers which would mean it couldn’t be released back into the wild. They were, however able to put that beautiful bird out of its misery.

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      • I just put this update on the post: Sad news. They were unable to help the magpie because there was too much glue. They would have had to remove many, many feathers which would mean it couldn’t be released back into the wild. They were, however able to put that beautiful bird out of its misery.

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  1. I’ve never heard of that kind of trap either. It sounds sadistic.

    I’m sending many good thoughts for your magpie, Tracy, and also I hope that Zippy is able to get the glue off his arm without much pain. Bless you both for helping this poor bird. ๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ

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    • Thank you, Lesley. I just put this update on the post:
      Sad news. They were unable to help the magpie because there was too much glue. They would have had to remove many, many feathers which would mean it couldn’t be released back into the wild. They were, however able to put that beautiful bird out of its misery.

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      • That’s sad, Tracy, but I understand why they had to do that and you and Zippy did your best to help it. Thank goodness for good and kind people like you who make the world a better place.

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      • It is very sad and I wish I didn’t have to tell anyone, but it wasn’t right not to follow up. Zippy did do his best and those wonderful people at the wildlife rehab center are amazing. Because of them, that glorious bird is no longer in pain. Thank you for caring, Lesley.

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      • I had a similar experience a few years ago. I
        managed to rescue a pigeon from a cat that was tormenting it. I took the pigeon home and kept it in a shelter outside. It was very shocked but, eventually, began to eat seed that I put down in front of it. It managed to hobble a few steps out of the shelter on to the grass, but couldn’t do any more than that. It just sat hunched up on the same spot all day. I took it to a vet, but it had to be euthanized. I was devastated but came to accept that, since birds need their own kind to survive, this poor bird would never have been able to fly away (as one of its wings was too damaged) and join other birds. The kindest thing to do was to release it from its misery and suffering.

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  2. I hate those things! They shouldn’t be used at all in my opinion, but certainly not outside! I have a picture of a chickadee that got stuck to one and and I send the picture with a reminder to my broader neighborhood group not to use them about once a year. You used to be able to get them cheaply at the dollar store, but I rarely go to those stores so I don’ t know if that’s still true. The chickadee died. The picture was sent to me by a friend.

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    • They are horrifying. I just added this update to the post: Sad news. They were unable to help the magpie because there was too much glue. They would have had to remove many, many feathers which would mean it couldn’t be released back into the wild. They were, however able to put that beautiful bird out of its misery.

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