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Just found this little creature in my work shop

  1. theirishobserver. profile image57
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    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 smile This is not self promotion - just something I want to share smile Those of you who love nature will understand - China Man this is not a meal ha ha smile

    1. torimari profile image69
      torimariposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Good job on putting him safely back in his nest than trying to raise him. Kudos for savin' him. big_smile

    2. Jane@CM profile image59
      Jane@CMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Awww, you are so sweet!

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      china manposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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 ?

  2. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    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!

    1. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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?

      1. Jim Hunter profile image60
        Jim Hunterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        "I have also relocated rattlesnakes too!  What does that get me?"

        Another chance to get bit.

        1. Randy Godwin profile image92
          Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          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!

      2. ceciliabeltran profile image72
        ceciliabeltranposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        good karma, theist lol

        1. Randy Godwin profile image92
          Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          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?

          1. ceciliabeltran profile image72
            ceciliabeltranposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            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. big_smile

            1. Randy Godwin profile image92
              Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              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!

          2. ceciliabeltran profile image72
            ceciliabeltranposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            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?

            1. Randy Godwin profile image92
              Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              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?

    2. Stimp profile image75
      Stimpposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Mega....you just had to go there.  Have you seen baby-anything when it first comes out....not pretty....that includes small kittens.

  3. IzzyM profile image89
    IzzyMposted 7 years ago

    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 sad

  4. akirchner profile image95
    akirchnerposted 7 years ago

    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.

  5. theirishobserver. profile image57
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    Thanks for all your comments - juts checked his nest at 8am this Tuesday morning and he/she is doing fine smile

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      L.Perryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I think it's wonderful that you have concern for the welfare of this baby bird. We share the world with our animal friends and our characters can be judged by how we treat other living things. So glad to hear the baby bird is doing well!

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    Kathryn LJposted 7 years ago

    That's really cute.  Swallows are meant to be really lucky so I guess your going to be in for a great year.

  7. Mighty Mom profile image82
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    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?

    1. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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!

  8. Mighty Mom profile image82
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    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

    1. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Au contraire, MM!  The churches usually milk the rattlers before the service so if anyone gets struck by one, the lord gets the accolades when they do not die!

 
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