Releasing a Squirrel
|The time has come, little one.|
|tail snipped for easy reognition|
|lower chompers only, no upper teeth.|
|Off you go!|
Releasing a Pigeon
|He's a pretty little bird|
|I'm not a big pigeon fan but babies are always cute|
|Get ready, get set, go!|
The pigeon's release was not quite a success however. Two hours later he's still sitting in the same spot on the lawn, acting bewildered.
|Where am I?|
|Where am I going?|
When Bernie approaches he flies away
Only to crash land on the tarmac a few seconds later! He sits there and lets Bernie scoop him up.
|No damage done.|
|Wings look fine. He may have strained a wing muscle.|
Knocking on Heaven's Door
Paradise found: a friendly bird rehabber who gives us some pointers.
There are two elements involved in releasing a pigeon:
1 - every day for 3-4 weeks prior to release let bird free to fly around in the bathroom for a few hours
2 - for 4-5 days put the bird outside in a cage with birdseed nearby so it gets used to other pigeons being around
Ok little fellow, home you go. You'll need to practice before you go out again.