If you’re a bird lover like I am, then there’s a good chance that birds have amazed you time and time again with their abilities. They’re fast, they’re agile, and they can be super smart. However, they can still sometimes be stuck in a bind, and that’s exactly what happened in this video.
Don’t worry- while this sweet bird starts out in a tough spot, there’s a happy ending to this tale. Take a look!
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In the clip, there’s a man who finds a bird in a sticky situation. The poor thing is stuck to a metal fence because its feet are frozen to it. It’s flapping around and can’t get free. Like any true animal lover, this guy doesn’t walk by; he stops to help.
Our hero holds the bird and warms its feet with his hands. You can see him working slowly, making sure not to hurt the bird. His hands bring back the feeling to its little feet. After a while, the bird’s able to fly off. It’s a simple moment, but it’s pretty moving.
It was a small act of kindness, and the whole video lasted just 30 seconds, but it meant everything to that bird. It’s just a nice reminder of how we’re all connected.
To Help or Not To Help?
When you come across a bird that’s in trouble, like being frozen to something, it’s okay to help. In fact, it’s a good thing to do. But you’ve got to be careful. The man in the video did it right. Instead of using hot water, which can hurt the bird’s skin, his hands did the job. And he didn’t pull the bird, which could have caused injury.
If you’re unsure, it’s always better to call someone who knows how to handle birds in these situations. They can give you the best advice on what to do.
How Does A Bird Stick To Metal?
You might wonder how the bird ended up frozen to the fence in the first place. While uncommon, this is something that can happen in the colder months.
Birds have dry, scaly, fibrous feet. Their feet don’t hold onto moisture, so unlike, say, our tongues to a metal pole, their feet are typically not at risk of freezing to a metal surface. However, in rare situations like the one in this video, birds may wet their feet immediately before landing on extremely cold metal, in which case their feet can freeze to the metal quickly.
This can happen in the blink of an eye, especially on really cold days. Birds are looking for places to rest or search for food, and they don’t realize the danger of landing on cold metal. It’s a risky situation for them because they can’t always get free without help.
So, when temperatures drop, it’s even more important for us to keep our eyes open. If we spot a bird in trouble, we might just be their best chance at escape.