Fly Away Little Bird Whilst You Can Whilst You May To Live To Tell Another Day.

Pamplona, Spain
March 17, 2013 4:48pm CST
Grey day indeed this morning and was raining on and off the dog was outside trying to play with his other doggie friend next door they are separated by a fence that is quite strong plus the bricks we have had to put there to stop them breaking the original fence into little bits. But this is not about fences or gardens or that kind of thing. I was looking through mylot a little and I heard outside a bird squawking for help it seemed. I could not define what kind of bird it was at all or where the sound was coming from and I ran out to see what was going on. From behind the fence of next door the other dog was killing a baby chick that had some how gotten into the garden though goodness knows how as there are no nests on the roof at all. Peeping through the fence I could see a feathery black bird. Well at first I thought it was a big rat but it was´nt. It was some kind of baby chick with very black feathers left to the mercy of a dog that was hell bent on killing it. In the end I realized it was a very young baby crow as it was fighting for its life and I could not do anything. I was calling to the other dog to drop it but he did not listen and the cries of the poor bird were heart rendering they truly were. I shook the fence trying to frighten the other one off and our dog was growling and barking at him as well but alas I could do nothing as the dog was on its own with no one around either to stop him. It did not take too long for the little chick to pass over to the othe world and I felt sick to my heart because I wanted to be able to take it off him and see if I could do anything to save him. Have felt this kind of feeling before in other situations but this was out of my control. No one cared and because it was in the other garden which of course is not mine I just had to listen to those terrible sounds it was making. How many more animals have been in this kind of situation and not had anyone to help them or even care about them. I know there are very many I know but the chick could hardly fly and that was its problem otherwise he could have defended back much better. Also wondered long after that how many people would have cared if they had heard what I heard and what they could or would have done about it if they could. I was at a loss as to what to do. Really sad for me although I am over it now well almost.
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@Bluedoll (17069)
• Canada
17 Mar 13
I know the feeling very well and wish for it not. Last year I had the regular little birds that nest by my bedroom window and the babies always come to the feeder I have out in the tree by my front door. Once a hawk came and snatched one. I suppose nature has its ways but it is often difficult to take though we might understand it. Also, I remember close friends that I often helped at their family farm. There it was all part of life to take life for food but it was never done in a mean way, just a necessary one. When I bought a some land in the country I found I enjoyed the life but that part was not my calling. I much preferred to have all the animals as pets. They were birds. Thanks for sharing your story.
• Pamplona, Spain
17 Mar 13
Hiya BD., Very sad for you to see that happen. Wonderful to have a bird feeder like that so you can watch the birds feeding as well. Those birds are very fast indeed although we feel that they might be cruel too. Its nice to help out on a farm brings us closer to the actual animals and realize that they are living creatures too.
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@Bluedoll (17069)
• Canada
17 Mar 13
I've watched nature programs on tv where alligators fed on animals in Africa and it looks very cruel. All I can think is everything must eat or perish but maybe if there was more food it would not be as cruel.
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• Pamplona, Spain
17 Mar 13
I would have had a piece of string and a bucket and a pair of steps really high ones I could have easily caught the little bird and tried to save him from him worrying him like he did.xxx
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@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Mar 13
hi lovinangelsinstead21 you did all you could but sadly things were stacked against you. Dogs seem to have that odd desire to kill baby birds and I could never understand why as they wold not eat them.i am sorry it happen and that you had no way to help .b ut al least you wanted to and tried to call the dog off.that would have spooked me too as you feel so helpless and knew the small creature will not survive.I am surprised the mama bird was not around or mayhe she had flown off. truly so sad.
@Bluedoll (17069)
• Canada
18 Mar 13
I've seen mama's fight for there young but sometimes there is little they can do. Larger birds have much better fighting skills and over power. Though they are not out for a fight just hungry. Cats like to play and it can be hurtful, while dogs well they are just dogs I guess.
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• Pamplona, Spain
18 Mar 13
Hello Bluedoll, You know I could not figure out where its mother could have got to. It was a baby chick but a very young one and it was quite big considering. I do not see how it could have flown here as it had no strength or power in its wings yet so its hard to figure out how it got there in the first place. Cats will play with those kind of prey and dogs will do almost the same thing just bother them and bite them as well but this dog killed it and its owner was quite proud too telling me about it.xxx
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
18 Mar 13
My daughter and I were traveling in the winter coming home from our family Christmas and we came across a deer that had just been hit by a car. He was in dire pain...still kicking and trying to get up but his back had to be broken. There was nothing we could do as we couldn't put it out of its misery.....or help it out at all....it was heart wrenching....so sad.
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• Pamplona, Spain
18 Mar 13
Hello Jill, Now that is so really sad too seeing an animal like that and not being able to help it like I could not even reach that poor little bird. Its cries were heart wrenching as well. Deers are amongst my favourite animals and I would have been crying my heart out to see that. There are deers over here that get hit by cars too but mainly a lot of loose horses that manage to get out of the fields. Last year I saw one on the news and I could stand to see it so upsetting and I was not even there the poor animal and all they could talk about was the damage to the car. Well today I am okay I have almost forgotten it. Crows are not my favourite birds but they are very smart and I could not bear to see this little one suffer so much.xxx