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RE: bird rescue - brave or dumb?

LOL! Pam, I wish I had been there to see that. Good job though. It always
feels good to save something. Be it plant or animal. 

Andrea H
Beaufort, SC 

> [Original Message]
> From: Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 4/29/2005 7:11:40 AM
> Subject: [CHAT] bird rescue - brave or dumb?
> Well don't know if I'm fearless or just stupid, but a fledgling blue
> jay got caught in my chain link fence yesterday evening.  The parents
> ran Sugar off (believe it or not) w/ their screeching and swooping. 
> This is that huge pair I have here, the fledgling was nearly the size
> of a robin.  But this poor bird was struggling to get free and making
> the most pitiful sound, halfway between a chirp and a bleat.  I just
> couldn't stand it.  So I put my hose down, got my gloves and went over
> to help it out of the fence.  Fortunately all my glasses are safety
> glasses and the bandana protects the top half of my face anyway.  So I
> went over and helped him wiggle out.  They divebombed but didn't peck
> me to death I'm pleased to say.  He's not very old yet because he
> isn't flying real well.  So that was reasonably successful.  Of course
> I got swatted later trying to get a cocklebur off of Sugar's head, so
> didn't make it through the night totally unscathed.  C'est la vie.
> -- 
> Pam Evans
> Kemp TX
> zone 8A
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