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By Birdwatcher - / Tuesday 18 September 2012 16:19 / United States - Woodstock
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You should get over the 'have blind respect for people older than you.' If you're a bitch, you're a bitch, regardless of age. Have respect for people that deserve it. The OP was obviously very emotional and moved at the time. For someone to laugh and say "you're weak" is plain mean. OP needed a hug, not that.

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That's just completely fucking stupid. In general, you should be polite and respectful to your mother, but if your mother is a horrible parent, that's an exception. Directed at Samsaf and #98 in particular.

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I would have cried, and then some! You have a big heart, OP, and that's important! You were willing to try to save that little bird, no matter how bleak the situation... And that definitely speaks for itself. I tip my hat to you.

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I'm sure you would have quite a different view if your doctors said that after diagnosing you with cancer or something. Just because it's the "natural process of things" doesn't mean people shouldn't try to help.

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Precisely, number 9. Plus if it's going to die anyway, why not try and help? It's not like it's going to die MORE if you help. And even if you so save it but it's weaker than the other birds, well, at least it got a second chance and will get to see a bit more of life.

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There is nothing wrong with helping the little guy!! Human parents don't just leave their children to die if they are ill or have a disability, people help them! How is helping a stranded animal any different? I dread to think what you would think of me... My friends and I spent most of our childhood fishing (and caring for until the RSPCA could come pick them up) ducklings from storm drains where they'd walk over them, fall through, and the family would continue on. You can't tell me that's natural selection, that's manmade selection

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Actually, if YOU ALL really CARED about BABY animals.. You don't interfere. The baby could have fallen out of the nest and once you touch a baby bird, the mother bird will not recognize the babys scent. True story brosephs and brosphines. And yes... We are all heartless. But to you religious people out there, it's only humans fault for having knowledge. It's passed on through the generations. I would know. I'm a believer (: ... So. Let's all agree that I'm right and do keep the up votes to the bare minimum. I quite prefer the downvotes. For they are only way ignorant people can "hurt" one another on here (;

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I'm I the ONLY one who think EVERYONE commenting on here is either vegan or vegetarian? Or just plain DRAMATIC?! It's a fucking bird.... And most likely a COMMON bird. Something we see everyday. I can understand an ostrich bird or even a Bald Eagle.Yeah ops mom did not have to say that but my parents would have done the same. My dad would have said something along the lines of road kill. LMFAO!!!!! Yes it's a TERRIBLE world out their for animals. But keeping them locked up FOREVER in a ZOO or CAGE?! Why do you all think domestication occurred? Lions and tigers and bears were not meant to be domesticated because they were too big for farming and too aggressive. I mean hell, I swatted a fly once and I even ran over a squirrel. Shoot me. Besides, most animals DIE in captivity ANYWAY. And some cancers are not thought to be natural. Because of all the harsh chemicals WE HUMANS use for our selfish everyday lives, everyday we are at risk.

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I'm not a vegetarian. I wish I could be but I don't buy the food in the house and it's either eat what mom cooks or don't eat anything but a spoonful of corn or green beans. I don't even like meat. Anyway, I'm not gonna leave a baby bird lying there to starve to death. It's one thing to kill an animal for food (even if it's cruelly done), it's another just to sit there and watch it die when you can do something to help it out. I know it's kind of a double standard but it's still two different situations. And that baby bird isn't gonna be kept in captivity. Don't you know what animal rescue means? You help it survive until it can take care of itself. Comparing a zoo to rescuing a helpless baby animal is stupid. They aren't the same thing.

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Ummm.... Correction dear worlds123. I've been an avid bird watcher since childhood, great fan of national geographic, and member of the Audubon Society. Getting your "scent" on a baby bird scaring away the parents is simply one of the biggest old wives tales ever. The majority of birds have very little sense of smell and find prey or forage by means of extremely acute eyesight and hearing. It is actually recommended that if one is able, locate the nest and place the young bird back. As far as OP mother, yet another fine example of poor parenting, labeling a child as "weak" for having a sense of compassion. Little wonder we have such over crowded prisons and adults with no sense of dignity or respect for others. It may only have been "a common bird" but who is to say how large or small the lessons in life we learn from are.

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I'm not a vegetarian. I wish I could be but I don't buy the food in the house and it's either eat what mom cooks or don't eat anything but a spoonful of corn or green beans. I don't even like meat. Anyway, I'm not gonna leave a baby bird lying there to starve to death. It's one thing to kill an animal for food (even if it's cruelly done), it's another just to sit there and watch it die when you can do something to help it out. I know it's kind of a double standard but it's still two different situations. And that baby bird isn't gonna be kept in captivity. Don't you know what animal rescue means? You help it survive until it can take care of itself. Comparing a zoo to rescuing a helpless baby animal is stupid. They aren't the same thing.

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That is actually not true. It's been proven that touching a baby bird will not keep the mother from coming back to it. And it's not like the OP was going to keep the bird. She said she was trying to take it to a wildlife center, where they would know what to do.

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It's hard to nurse a baby bird. They always die. ALWAYS. It's true that it was going to die without mom anyway unless a professional interfered. Doesn't mean this person hates animals, it just means they're educated.

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I've done that before. Put the baby back. And mom VACATED THE NEST. They all died, even the one I tried to nurse. I called a bird sanctuary and they told me I should have let the fallen bird fend for itself and give the others a fighting chance so the mom would come back to the nest because of she sees you she won't come back. But I called too late and they all died.

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Actually, it is a PROVEN FACT that mothers will not abandon their young when a human touches them. It is, in fact, an old wives tale. The ignorance... It just kills me.

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60 if you say so the idiot little mouse didnt even run from my cat and my cat ate him and he doesnt even have claws. I also picked up 3 and they didnt run. When they r newborns they arnt scared the know no better

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And no where did it say they were newborn mice. She said she found a baby mono use outside, alone in a parking lot. Pretty sure it didn't just stand there and get caught. The whole thing sounds not likely. That's all I'm saying. Why so much hatred over a comment. Geez people.

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Didnt u read the part where i said a pregnant mom mouse got in. We caught her in a sticky trap. Then the babys were wondering around the basment cause there mom nvr returned to feed them. They wernt newborn either they had hair. :) not messy honey

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60- my house has pillars outside it, and so birds nest outside it. mama accidentally pushed them both little babies out. one broke its neck and died, and the other didn't have the strength to move. it didn't "run" when i came near it because it couldn't fly yet. I picked it up... and ate it. meow. (it went to the shelter later.)

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Nabee143, if a baby mouse has no fur it's eyes are clearly still shut. The fur grows in before the eyes open. In case that wasn't clear enough for you, here...I found a baby (possibly newborn) mouse in a library parking lot after my friend nearly stepped on it. It had no fur, it's skin was so thin it was nearly transparent, and it's eyes were shut tight. After less than a week of trying to nurse it back to health it died because i didn't have the resources to care for it like a mother mouse could. I hope that clears things up for you.

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Nabee, it sounds like that you don't know a thing about animals since you think that any animal would run, regardless of health/physical conditions; and that baby mice are "disgusting." Seriously, if you don't want to be hated, then don't hate. Simple enough.

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She said HAIRLESS baby mouse!!! From my understanding, that means it was basically a newborn or really really young. Therefore it wouldn't be able to run anyway, it would be completely immobilized or it would just walk all wobbly.

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Nabee 13 - Again, I adore people who do not read a whole comment before replying, and know nothing about what they are commenting on. It clearly said " hairless baby mouse" this to most would explain that it is newborn, as anyone who has ever even watched an hour of Animal Planet would know most newborn animals have little to no hair.

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Hairless implies a newborn. Pinkies are hairless and can't run, they don't even have their eyes open, or their ears. They sort of crawl slowly, like any newborn animals.

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Hairless implies newborn. Pinkies are hairless and don't have their eyes or ears open. They don't run, as it is with all newborn animals. Pinkies are hairless baby mice if you didn't gather that.

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60, Hairless implies newborn. Pinkies are hairless and don't have their eyes or ears open. They don't run, as it is with all newborn animals. Pinkies are hairless baby mice if you didn't gather that.

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60, Hairless implies newborn. Pinkies are hairless and don't have their eyes or ears open. They don't run, as it is with all newborn animals. Pinkies are hairless baby mice if you didn't gather that.

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Hairless implies newborn. Pinkies are hairless and don't have their eyes or ears open. They don't run, as it is with all newborn animals. Pinkies are hairless baby mice if you didn't gather that.

Something like that happened to me when I was young, I went through the trouble of trying to help a lost baby bird, when I felt it was better I left it go, but my cat saw a snack, she caught it and snacked, it was horrible!

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