I was in my work shop and heard a wee noise - looked down and there was a baby swallow - I put him back in his nest and he is fine - I have posted pic in my pets Hub This is not self promotion - just something I want to share Those of you who love nature will understand - China Man this is not a meal ha ha
Good job on putting him safely back in his nest than trying to raise him. Kudos for savin' him.
Apparently a favourite at one time with King Henry or some other fat historical figure, to have a swan stuffed with a goose stuffed with a chicken stufed with - - - and so on down to a quail.
I know you are an ambitious type, you have a chicken and a sparrow now, if you skulk under power cables near rivers you can probably pick up a dead swan and the rest just seem to fall into you hands as you go along - you don't fool me with your baby babe-magnets Irish !!! Come on - what day is the feast planned ?
Good - now you have acquired a whole year's worth of good karma - saving baby birds is the ultimate! since they are usually pretty ugly when small and it is not easy to love them!
If this is truly the case, then I should have enough good Karma to last a lifetime! I've lost count of how many baby birds I have rescued when they are trying to learn to fly. I have also relocated rattlesnakes too! What does that get me?
"I have also relocated rattlesnakes too! What does that get me?"
Another chance to get bit.
Doing away with the chance to get bit is the reason for relocating them, Jim! I encounter these reptiles on almost a daily basis at certain times of the year.
I normally just kill them as they are certainly growing in number, but I get so much flack from people who read my snake articles I decided to try and move them somewhere else. The video I made and placed on one of my rattlesnake hubs shows how much trouble this really is!
Perhaps you are right, but what about all of the dove and deer I shoot during hunting season? Do you have an opinion on how that affects my karma, Cecelia?
First of all, spell my name right. It's just there. Copy it. Then tell me how you post a widget from amazon into your hubs. Then, maybe I'll tell you.
Sorry about the misspelled name Cecilia. Gee, I don't always spell it wrong, and besides, I once knew a girl named Cecelia so perhaps this is the problem. But now I know you are sensitive about it I will probably spell it wrong on purpose! So there, NYAH!
I have already asked you on another thread if you mean an ad capsule instead of a widget. I suppose you didn't check back because you received several answers there. If you still don't understand after reading those responses, ask me what you are puzzled about!
question, do you shoot whatever you see or the slowest deer? Then do you eat it? Do you bury the remains or through the carcass? Do you use the skin for other purposes?
Yes, I kill the slowest deer! I only use a knife so the slowest deer are the only ones I can catch. And yes, I usually eat it right on the spot. I usually save the brains to give my wife, she never seems to have enough of them! How much karma is this worth?
Mega....you just had to go there. Have you seen baby-anything when it first comes out....not pretty....that includes small kittens.
We need a bird saver in our village. The swallows nest in the high towers, and every year loads of baby birds fall out the nests, but no-one can get up to put them back, so they are just left to die.
One year I took one home and tried to keep it alive by feeding it insects (I refused to regurgitate them), but it died anyway
Awesome - I once saved a young bird that was trapped in my attic and overhead storage area as it kept banging into the window. I reached out and just grabbed it, then stuck it inside my shirt and ran outside with it to let it go free. I felt like such a hero! It is a wonderful thing to save something. I can only imagine you felt the same.
Thanks for all your comments - juts checked his nest at 8am this Tuesday morning and he/she is doing fine
That's really cute. Swallows are meant to be really lucky so I guess your going to be in for a great year.
I'm intrigued about this idea of relocating rattlesnakes.
Kinda like a modern-day St. Patrick?
Do you take them across county lines, or what, exactly?
Well, here in southern Georgia we still have a few churches which allow snake-handling among its congregation. I usually just put them in the preacher's car!
Kidding of course! Although the part about the churches is true! The rattlesnakes are usually taken to remote area away from the workplace, which in my case is the buildings and workshops on my farm. There are plenty of woodlands and swamps for them to be released into so this is no problem.
I don't know if this is the right thing to do or not because they seem to always be more of them every year!
Hmm. Maybe like feral cats you should take your snakes to the vet and have them spayed/neutered and THEN released back into the wild.
Of course, the churches that allow snake-handling may not be in favor of such birth control.LOL
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