barefoot wrote:A galah, caught in a barbed wire fence
I tried to hold his wings and the back of his head so he wouldn't peck me, but he still got a good grip on my glove. Better that than my finger
His wing was tangled in a barb. Looked/felt like it must be a tendon or something hooked around the spike. I couldn't find an obvious way to unhook it.
I considered whether it might be the best thing just to wring the poor guy's neck and end it for him. One last idea... I flipped the whole bird under the wire and back up to his perched position, like a trapeze artist... and he immediately flapped and flew right away
I had enough water left in my bidon to wash most of the galah blood off my fingers. Don't need that soaked in to my bar tape...
Nice work, Tim. Hope it wasn't hurt too badly; but flying is a pretty good sign.