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xoggoth
21st June 2013, 18:48
I saw a crow fly into a car today (very fleeting glimpse but it seemed to be that way round) and went and rescued it from the road before it got squashed, sometimes birds that have had a bit of a bonk, hitting a car or a window, are only suffering shock and recover if kept warm.

It does not seem to be suffering in any way and seems a bit more alert and moving than it was but, after several hours, is still lying here in an old jumper in my office watching me drink vodka and type bollux on CUK.

Advice sought from nice animal friendly people like aTW, what to do now?

SueEllen
21st June 2013, 18:55
If you take it to a vet or bird santuary they will put it down.

So either put it outside and let nature deal with i.e. a cat.

Or put it out of it's misery.

bless 'em all
21st June 2013, 18:56
Do not, whatever you do, give it Kia Ora.

S'too orangey for crows.

:smile

DaveB
21st June 2013, 19:21
I saw a crow fly into a car today (very fleeting glimpse but it seemed to be that way round) and went and rescued it from the road before it got squashed, sometimes birds that have had a bit of a bonk, hitting a car or a window, are only suffering shock and recover if kept warm.

It does not seem to be suffering in any way and seems a bit more alert and moving than it was but, after several hours, is still lying here in an old jumper in my office watching me drink vodka and type bollux on CUK.

Advice sought from nice animal friendly people like aTW, what to do now?

It's scared shitless, thats why it's not moving.

Put it in a covered box with ventilation holes in a quiet place. THis will help reduce the stress and give it a better chance of recovering. Contact the RSPCA or a local animal charity for assistance. If you take it to a vet you'll probably end up getting charged, even if they then put it down.

If you've had it more than a few hours then put a shallow dish with some water in the box so it can drink and a small amount of raw mince or similar to eat assuming it's not too scared to eat all.

OwlHoot
21st June 2013, 19:26
I saw a crow fly into a car today (very fleeting glimpse but it seemed to be that way round) and went and rescued it from the road before it got squashed, sometimes birds that have had a bit of a bonk, hitting a car or a window, are only suffering shock and recover if kept warm.

It does not seem to be suffering in any way and seems a bit more alert and moving than it was but, after several hours, is still lying here in an old jumper in my office watching me drink vodka and type bollux on CUK.

Advice sought from nice animal friendly people like aTW, what to do now?

They're as tough as old boots, and if it didn't die in a few minutes the chances are it'll be as right as rain before long. I'd just leave it in a box in the garage overnight (so a fox doesn't get it during the night if it's still feeling groggy).

Also, you and whoever else goes near it should be very careful, as a peck from a large bird like that or a seagull etc can literally blind you permanently in a second.

mudskipper
21st June 2013, 19:28
I expect Norrahe will be along in a minute with a recipe. ;)


On a serious note, we've got a local wildlife rescue that deals with exactly that sort of thing (and won't put it down unless there really is no other option) so worth checking if there's something similar near you.

As a kid, I had a friend who lived on the slopes of the mountain, and they had a 'rescue crow' who lived in a cage at night, but flew free in the day. I had a slightly reddish tinge to my hair, and this thing would attack me viciously every time I visited.

xoggoth
21st June 2013, 19:40
I think a box outside with a bit of gnosh and some water sounds best, out of reach of stinking cats but with a hole it can get out of if it recovers. I'll also leave it a small glass of vodka and a bit of cake.

PS If it had been a person, I'd probably have muttered "You should watch where you're going idiot" and driven past. They don't have the same excuse of small brain, do they? (With some exceptions)

PPS Put 'im on top shelf of shed with water and seed, lounger beneath in case he falls off and door open in case he recovers. He immediately pecked at the seed which is a good sign. Also shat all over my clean tea shirt, not sure what that betokens.

EternalOptimist
21st June 2013, 20:15
I think a box outside with a bit of gnosh and some water sounds best, out of reach of stinking cats but with a hole it can get out of if it recovers. I'll also leave it a small glass of vodka and a bit of cake.

PS If it had been a person, I'd probably have muttered "You should watch where you're going idiot" and driven past. They don't have the same excuse of small brain, do they? (With some exceptions)

PPS Put 'im on top shelf of shed with water and seed, lounger beneath in case he falls off and door open in case he recovers. He immediately pecked at the seed which is a good sign. Also shat all over my clean tea shirt, not sure what that betokens.


birds sh!tting on your tee shirt is a sign of a healthy specimin. My first wife was a bugger for that

doodab
21st June 2013, 20:17
birds sh!tting on your tee shirt is a sign of a healthy specimin. My first wife was a bugger for that

It's better than having them wipe their arse on your trousers.

AtW
21st June 2013, 20:21
Advice sought from nice animal friendly people like aTW, what to do now?




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoV098ClQwY

P.S. Crows kill young cute ducklings...

Uncle Albert
21st June 2013, 20:27
Kill him, with hammers

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-orlAcAVF_1o/TfjL8_ENClI/AAAAAAAAAKw/Yn872x8vvOI/s1600/article-1385455-0BFE281D00000578-154_468x259.jpg

xoggoth
21st June 2013, 20:33
My first wife was a bugger for that

Your first wife shat on your teashirt??? You lucky bastard! Please PM me her details.

PS Bob Crow who lives in a council house. Don't you just love lefties?

cojak
21st June 2013, 21:10
Crows are intelligent and are great pets if it deems you worthy enough (they're a bit like cats in that respect).

The vet might suggest that if you take it there and let them give it the once over.

Doggy Styles
21st June 2013, 22:09
The knock probably gave him amnesia and he's forgotten how to fly. You'll have to re-teach him.

Old Hack
21st June 2013, 23:02
Pull its chest aside, and take the chest meat. Should be ok.

Paddy
22nd June 2013, 05:36
Pull its chest aside, and take the chest meat. Should be ok.

Three Crow Recipes (http://bertc.com/subfive/recipes/threecrows.htm)

mudskipper
22nd June 2013, 06:31
How's crow this morning? Has he recovered?

MarillionFan
22nd June 2013, 07:12
I remember 10 years back getting lost somewhere in Somerset and then driving down a long track to a small disheveled house at the end, where lost I got out to knock on the door. As we got closer some wag had put one of those 'danger radiation' signs up on the entry to their house and on getting to the front door there was a dead crow nailed to it!!!

Anyway I still knocked and a nice little old lady came out and happily gave us directions. All very odd.

MarillionFan
22nd June 2013, 07:14
I remember 10 years back getting lost somewhere in Somerset and then driving down a long track to a small disheveled house at the end, where lost I got out to knock on the door. As we got closer some wag had put one of those 'danger radiation' signs up on the entry to their house and on getting to the front door there was a dead crow nailed to it!!!

Anyway I still knocked and a nice little old lady came out and happily gave us directions. All very odd.

eek
22nd June 2013, 07:44
I remember 10 years back getting lost somewhere in Somerset and then driving down a long track to a small disheveled house at the end, where lost I got out to knock on the door. As we got closer some wag had put one of those 'danger radiation' signs up on the entry to their house and on getting to the front door there was a dead crow nailed to it!!!

Anyway I still knocked and a nice little old lady came out and happily gave us directions. All very odd.


I remember 10 years back getting lost somewhere in Somerset and then driving down a long track to a small disheveled house at the end, where lost I got out to knock on the door. As we got closer some wag had put one of those 'danger radiation' signs up on the entry to their house and on getting to the front door there was a dead crow nailed to it!!!

Anyway I still knocked and a nice little old lady came out and happily gave us directions. All very odd.

You seem to have entered the twilight zone with the same story twice over.

xoggoth
22nd June 2013, 07:45
Regret to say poor little crow was found to have passed away this morning and a ceremony will be held this afternoon when he is buried with due honours alongside other fallen pigeons etc in the xoggoth compost heap. Donations welcome.

Paddy
22nd June 2013, 07:59
Regret to say poor little crow was found to have passed away this morning and a ceremony will be held this afternoon when he is buried with due honours alongside other fallen pigeons etc in the xoggoth compost heap. Donations welcome.

In memory I have register a charity "Help-a-Crow". Our mission is to rescue injured crows throughout the World.

There is a injured crow in Bangkok. Hit by a Taxi, both wings broken and unable bring food andfeed her chicks. We urgently need to raise £20,000 to pay for the airfare and hotel expenses for our representative to fly out and assess the situation.

We are raising money by having a sponsored 'CUK Wankerthon' please register by PM.

MarillionFan
22nd June 2013, 07:59
Regret to say poor little crow was found to have passed away this morning and a ceremony will be held this afternoon when he is buried with due honours alongside other fallen pigeons etc in the xoggoth compost heap. Donations welcome.

Nail it to the front door. It's all the rage in Somerset.

nomadd
22nd June 2013, 10:21
Advice sought from nice animal friendly people like aTW, what to do now?

Continue nursing it back to health. Then attach strings to it's feet and give it to a child at Christmas. It will be a much more surprising and unique gift than a helium-filled balloon.

NB: Many more handy What to do with a near-dead crow? tips in this weeks issue of Viz.

bless 'em all
22nd June 2013, 13:17
Regret to say poor little crow was found to have passed away this morning and a ceremony will be held this afternoon when he is buried with due honours alongside other fallen pigeons etc in the xoggoth compost heap. Donations welcome.


Continue nursing it back to health. Then attach strings to it's feet and give it to a child at Christmas. It will be a much more surprising and unique gift than a helium-filled balloon.

Do pay attention nomadd! :eyes

SueEllen
22nd June 2013, 13:42
Regret to say poor little crow was found to have passed away this morning and a ceremony will be held this afternoon when he is buried with due honours alongside other fallen pigeons etc in the xoggoth compost heap. Donations welcome.

You tried your best and I'm sure you gave the crow a happy ending with bird seed and a t-shirt to shit on.

Zippy
22nd June 2013, 21:09
Regret to say poor little crow was found to have passed away this morning and a ceremony will be held this afternoon when he is buried with due honours alongside other fallen pigeons etc in the xoggoth compost heap. Donations welcome.

Ah bugger!. :(

Doggy Styles
22nd June 2013, 22:14
Ah bugger!.Too late for that.

jmo21
22nd June 2013, 22:48
Do not, whatever you do, give it Kia Ora.

S'too orangey for crows.

:smile

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