Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Handling Baby Birds

Another misconception via Snopes.

I worked at the zoo for a summer and people called all the time that their kids touched a baby bird. The standard response was "Leave it alone and keep your cat inside."

The zoo called a neighbor of my mom about putting a baby owl in the owl's nest in his yard. The parent owls accepted the new baby without a fuss.

I guess if there were any truth to this cowbirds would be extinct. And we could get rid of pigeons by spraying their nesting areas with dust with human scent.

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