As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Saturday, 26 December 2015

Amazing footage shows raven patiently letting a woman pull huge porcupine spikes out of his face

Gertie Cleary found injured bird in Nova Scotia, Canada, and tries to help
Bird screeched and tried to bite her as she took spikes out face and wing
Daughter filmed removal and video now has two million views on YouTube
Family nursed the injured bird back to health feeding it tuna and dog food 
PUBLISHED: 09:22, 7 December 2015 | UPDATED: 15:32, 7 December 2015


This amazing footage shows a raven perching patiently on a ledge as a woman pulls out painful porcupine spikes.
Gertie Cleary comes to the rescue of the distressed bird in Nova Scotia, Canada, when she finds it with three quills in its face and another in its wing.
The huge raven tries to bite her hand and screeches at her, but the patient mother manages to remove the spikes as the crow sits on the fence.
Mum comes to the rescue of wild raven in need of help

Gertie Cleary comes to the rescue of the distressed bird in Nova Scotia, Canada, when she finds it with three quills in its face and another in its wing

The raven, which the family later named Wilfred when nursing him back to health, lets her take the first and the second quill out of his face with little bother but starts screeching and trying to bite her on the third

Mrs Cleary said: '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,' reports CNN.

The footage, filmed by her daughter, shows Gertie carefully approaching the raven wearing gloves and moving her hand slowly towards the spikes.

The raven, which the family later named Wilfred when nursing him back to health, lets her take the first and the second quill out of his face with little bother.

But after getting a taste of the painful process it screeches and tries to bite her as she reaches for the third spike in the video, which has now been viewed more than two million times on YouTube.

Mrs Cleary persists, using her other hand to distract Wilfred on the right of the screen, before finally extracting the final spike

But Mrs Cleary persists, using her other hand to distract Wilfred on the right of the screen, before finally extracting the last two spikes.

No comments:

Post a comment