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Poor Bird

Yesterday, driving to work, I saw a pigeon with a broken wing. It was in the right-most lane of Lincoln Blvd. It fluttered pathetically, trying to get out of the road. Its wing wouldn't fold, so it wouldn't try to walk. Instead, it just tried over and over to fly.

I could have stopped and helped. But I drove by, telling myself it was in the middle of traffic, and after all, just a pigeon.

Still, I feel like a bad person. I should have been the kind of person who helps injured animals, not the kind that just drives by, feeling badly.

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nixieq
Feb. 3rd, 2010 07:48 pm (UTC)
well, to put it into perspective, ask yourself whether you would actually have been able to catch it, or whether it would have further endangered the poor thing to try. remember that injured animals are frightened animals, and will try like hell to get away from anything they perceive as a predator. it might well have run out further into traffic and gotten hit.

i don't know whether there's anything you could have done. i know the feeling of wanting to try, though. *HUG*
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