Spotted Turtle-Dove

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ally8
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Spotted Turtle-Dove

My dog caught a spotted turtle dove this morning, I managed to get my dog to drop it...it's seems fine, it's neck was bleeding A little and it's eye was very swollen..it could however turn it's neck so I'm hoping it's only a small cut and nothing serious. I've since put it in my front yard under a tree/shrub to calm down away from any dog's or cats but other birds keep picking on it. It can walk but I don't think it can fly. Why are they ganging up on it? Is it because I've touch it? I feel so helpless...

Araminta
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Hi ally8, I know you feel helpless, and it's not because you touched the bird,that the others are picking it ,it's natures way of picking on the weak. Ally8, does that mean you are only 8 years old? You can use a computer, where you live has to be some "help for wildlife" shelter? look it up on the net, and ring them.Get someone to help you with the bird,even if it can't be helped, it will make you feel better if you do something.(If you are only 8, is there an adult around to help?) Good luck Ally!!

M-L

ally8
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Haha, no I'm not 8...I'm 24! I was born on the 8th :)
It's been about an hour since I last saw it go under my house..I really hope it finds the energy to fly again! It has a friend that has been waiting for it, I hope it finds it way out :(

Araminta
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Haha,sooo funny,could have fooled me!You shouldn't feel so "helpless". Anyway, just for the bird, I hope it will make it! (How do you know his friend is waiting? Might just want to eat it?)

M-L

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Probably too late now, but in future it would be great if you could talk to some wildlife rescue people who may help, even if it is not native species. I know I would and so would many others. Most times bacteria that gets transferred from attacking animal to victim causes infections that may result in the death of the animal. :( I know; it's sad....

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