Raven Seeks Help After Porcupine Encounter Gone Wrong

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A fledgling raven in a pain after a porcupine encounter sought help from a kind family in Nova Scotia, Canada. The raven, perched on a fence, cried out for an hour before Gertie Cleary went to investigate, Cleary's daughter said. The unfortunate bird had three quills in its face and one in its wing. With gloved hands, Cleary set about removing the quills one by one. The raven was either unable to fly away due to its injuries, or it was in enough pain to stay put and let Cleary help. "It reminded me of a child with a splinter and when you pull a splinter out, they holler and screech and pull their hand away," Cleary said. After Cleary removed the quills, the raven stuck around for a day before flying off. Watch the video of the successful procedure, which Cleary's daughter shot and uploaded to YouTube.

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Several years ago my Dad saved a Hawk that was caught the in their chain link fence. My Mom got cutters, the Hawk didn't move or try to bite my Dad. He cut the part holding him and he flew away. For a long time he stayed and when my Dad came outside he would follow him around.

November 16 2013 at 10:10 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Amazing. I will never forget it.

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