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Dr. B.
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An adult male blackbird is standing on our lawn, and doesn't

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An adult male blackbird is standing on our lawn, and doesn't flinch when we walk close. There is no obvious wound. A cat or a fox (regular visitor) will kill it tonight. It needs euthanising. Please advise. J.M.Rowbottom,***** BN11 5RA, mob***********
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.

In regards ***** ***** question, if this bird appears unwell and mentally abnormal (perhaps from a head trauma or brain based infection) and you feel it cannot fend for itself, you need only collect it (using a thick towel or box) and take it to your local vets (http://www.vetlocator.com/ ). They have a duty of care to take in wildlife and humanely euthanize it if need be. Else you could ring your local rehabilitation facility as they may be able to collect the bird for you. You can find where the rehabilitators near you are via: Wildlife International (http://www.wildlifeinternational.org/EN/public/emergency/emergencyrehab.html), US Wildlife Rehabilitation (http://www.southeasternoutdoors.com/wildlife/rehabilitators/directory-us.html), Wildlife Rehabbers (http://wildliferehabber.com/rehabber-search), or Wildlife Sanctuaries (http://www.greenpeople.org/sanctuary.htm).

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Dr. B.

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