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Man Rescued Injured Bird, And Now He Probably Wishes He Hadn’t
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Man Rescued Injured Bird, And Now He Probably Wishes He Hadn’t

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It’s hard to look away when you see an injured animal, no matter how unprepared you are to help them. When Matt Gravelling, a reporter for BBC South, was driving to cover a story, the man thought he was having a regular day. However, it soon became anything but regular when Matt spotted an unconscious bird that seemed to be hurt.

Without any second thoughts, the Good Samaritan gently laid the bird on the seat of his car and took off. In just 15 minutes, Matt’s new passenger began to regain consciousness, catching the driver completely off guard. Scroll down to check out their unforgettable trip and let us know what would you have done in this situation!

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A kind-hearted journalist Matt Graveling rescued an unconscious bird he saw on the side of the road

But almost immediately he was faced with some unanticipated difficulties

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Twitter users pointed out the breed of the bird and were astonished by the incident

Some said it’s understandable why the bird was so terribly angry with the whole ordeal

People rushed to praise Matt for his act of kindness

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Others shared similar encounters with birds who just need to chill out

Hopefully, this situation will teach us something

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Dian Ella Lillie
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I was once walking behind the Great Hall at the University of Newcastle (Australia) and I heard a rsutling in a steel-pipe chimney that rose from the ground next to the back wall, right up to well over the roof about 30m above. I assumed that it was a sparrow or a starling and I was a bit saddened to know that there was no way that the bird could ever get out. Then I notived that there was a plated bolted to the bottom, but it was risted on and painted over. I ran to my car but has no tools other than an old spanner (wrench) under my seat. It took about 15 minutes of struggling but eventually I was able to unscrew all the bolts, and pry the plaet off. Immediately a kooaburra flew out, clipping my ear and heading arrow-like into the bush. Startled me so much that I dropped the plate on my foot. But the satisfaction of knowing that the poor bird hadn't had to suffer a lingering death in a black pipe more than made up for it!

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Dian Ella Lillie
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"...rustling..." "...noticed..." "...rusted..." "...had..." "...emu*..." Guess who didn't proof-read?! (*OK, that last was a joke - it really was a kookaburra!)

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BREAK YOUr perceptions
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i once saw a half eat rabbit leg laying on the ground at a college. i looked up and saw an owl look down at me. i decided to keep walking.

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Chris Miilu
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When I was a kid, lived with my parents on grandfather's ranch in the Central Valley. There was a large, very old cemetary down the road. Kids rode their bikes there, lots of winding roads and pathways. Lots of tall trees with nesting owls. When they had fledglings, they would dive bomb us; it was scary, as Owls can be fairly large. My Dad explained why they were upset, suggested we either stay away for a while, or avoid tree lined paths. We did a little of both. Owls are not to be messed with.

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diane a
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This reminds me of when my parents moved house many years ago - about 600 yds distance. Their big black cat didnt take well to the move and kept going back to the previous house (next door neighbour was a butcher). Yet again we were called on to go rescue the missing kitty. Pitch dark - in a back alley calling "Charlie" - answering "miaoww" from just inside the old garden. Scooped up Charlie - back into the car and back to my parents cuddling it all the way . I was half way down the stairs at the house when I took a closer look --- Sh*t - I had kidnapped someone elses moggy - a very angry looking large black cat with FANGS

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Dian Ella Lillie
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I was once walking behind the Great Hall at the University of Newcastle (Australia) and I heard a rsutling in a steel-pipe chimney that rose from the ground next to the back wall, right up to well over the roof about 30m above. I assumed that it was a sparrow or a starling and I was a bit saddened to know that there was no way that the bird could ever get out. Then I notived that there was a plated bolted to the bottom, but it was risted on and painted over. I ran to my car but has no tools other than an old spanner (wrench) under my seat. It took about 15 minutes of struggling but eventually I was able to unscrew all the bolts, and pry the plaet off. Immediately a kooaburra flew out, clipping my ear and heading arrow-like into the bush. Startled me so much that I dropped the plate on my foot. But the satisfaction of knowing that the poor bird hadn't had to suffer a lingering death in a black pipe more than made up for it!

nothofagus001-sname avatar
Dian Ella Lillie
Community Member
6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"...rustling..." "...noticed..." "...rusted..." "...had..." "...emu*..." Guess who didn't proof-read?! (*OK, that last was a joke - it really was a kookaburra!)

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diresilverwolf avatar
BREAK YOUr perceptions
Community Member
6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i once saw a half eat rabbit leg laying on the ground at a college. i looked up and saw an owl look down at me. i decided to keep walking.

cmiilu avatar
Chris Miilu
Community Member
6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When I was a kid, lived with my parents on grandfather's ranch in the Central Valley. There was a large, very old cemetary down the road. Kids rode their bikes there, lots of winding roads and pathways. Lots of tall trees with nesting owls. When they had fledglings, they would dive bomb us; it was scary, as Owls can be fairly large. My Dad explained why they were upset, suggested we either stay away for a while, or avoid tree lined paths. We did a little of both. Owls are not to be messed with.

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diane a
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This reminds me of when my parents moved house many years ago - about 600 yds distance. Their big black cat didnt take well to the move and kept going back to the previous house (next door neighbour was a butcher). Yet again we were called on to go rescue the missing kitty. Pitch dark - in a back alley calling "Charlie" - answering "miaoww" from just inside the old garden. Scooped up Charlie - back into the car and back to my parents cuddling it all the way . I was half way down the stairs at the house when I took a closer look --- Sh*t - I had kidnapped someone elses moggy - a very angry looking large black cat with FANGS

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