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Dead Bird in Yard-Advice Sought

Original post made by Joanna, Danbury Park, on Feb 9, 2009

I found a dead bird on the grass in my backyard. A dove or pigeon. What do I do with it? How do I dispose of it? Any advice would be helpful. I put a ceramic flower pot over it so my dog woudn't touch it and two weeks have gone by. Now I'm afraid to look at it. However, something must be done. Exactly what would that be? Thank you kind neighbors.

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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Feb 9, 2009 at 10:53 am

From Web Link

Step1
Place your hand in the first plastic bag.
Step2
Using your protected hand, pick up the bird.
Step3
Pull the bag off your hand and over the bird.
Step4
Knot the bag to prevent the dead bird from falling out.
Step5
Place the first bag into the second bag. Knot the second bag.
Step6
Place the bag with the dead bird into your outside garbage can for removal.
Step7
Wash hands thoroughly with soap and hot water, even if you know you didn't come in contact with the dead bird.

Or call Animal Control and they might have suggestions.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Feb 9, 2009 at 11:46 am

I have a feeling that somebody in Plutonia will have a few thoughts about baking a pie!


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Posted by Joanna
a resident of Danbury Park
on Feb 9, 2009 at 12:52 pm

Thank you Stacey. I'm scared. One of it's wings in now poking out of the little hole in the bottom of the flowerpot. Which means the thing is moving in its dead state. Rigor mortis, I suppose. Great.


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Posted by unclehomerr..
a resident of Downtown
on Feb 9, 2009 at 3:20 pm


Perhaps it's a Norwegian Blue and is merely stunned or asleep.

unclehomerr..


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Posted by Joanna
a resident of Danbury Park
on Feb 9, 2009 at 3:30 pm

Thanks, Uncle Homer. That's a comforting thought.


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Posted by frank
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Feb 9, 2009 at 11:03 pm

Leave it sit where you found it and nature will take care of it. It has for 14 billion years. By the way, your dog is part of the solution.


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Posted by Joanna
a resident of Danbury Park
on Feb 10, 2009 at 1:33 pm

My dog is a vegetarian.


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Posted by Jerry
a resident of Oak Hill
on Feb 11, 2009 at 12:43 am

Keep your dog inside one night, remove the pot - a neighborhood cat/skunk/raccoon will remove the bird for you...:):)

As unclehomerr said - It could be a Norwegian Blue. They're migrating through this part of the country this time of year. If I'm not mistaken, they're on the endangered list...


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Posted by Joanna
a resident of Danbury Park
on Feb 11, 2009 at 12:03 pm

Well, I'll try that cuz it's the wimpy way. I'd rather not handle it, even through plastic bags. I hope the cat, skunk or raccoon doesn't get sick.
BTW, I always keep my dog inside at night because I would not want her random barking to disturb my neighbors. If only everyone were as considerate as I am; you'd all be smiling and well rested.


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Posted by PJ
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 11, 2009 at 12:30 pm

Report a Dead Bird or Squirrel:
Web Link


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Posted by Joanna
a resident of Danbury Park
on Feb 11, 2009 at 2:07 pm

I reported it, thanks for the link.


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Posted by Sir Robin
a resident of Del Prado
on Feb 12, 2009 at 8:32 pm

By chance was the bird an African Swallow and was there any evidence of the bird carrying a coconut?


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Posted by Joanna
a resident of Danbury Park
on Feb 13, 2009 at 1:26 pm

There was a coconut by the body, but I didn't think anything of it.
As for the kind of bird 'Rock Dove' was what I was told by the person who called me after I reported it.


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Posted by Jerry
a resident of Oak Hill
on Feb 14, 2009 at 7:13 pm

Come on Joanna - don't leave us hanging...

What was the final disposition...


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