Good Samaritan Rescues Finch Stuck On A Frozen Pipe

NewsflarePublished: September 29, 2017470 views
Published: September 29, 2017

This is a heartwarming video from the Newsflare archive of a man helping out a sparrow after its wet feet froze onto a water tank pipe.

The footage, shot on Sunday in Idaho, USA, shows the man pressing his palm against the bird's feet to free it from the ice before blowing on his tiny feet to warm them up. This method proves to be better than just pouring hot water right on top of them.

Here's what he has to say about this rescue: "While feeding my horses on New Year's morning I noticed a solitary finch perched upon the steel fence near the water tank. The tank is heated to keep it from freezing. It is not uncommon for birds to drink from the heated tank. Apparently this unfortunate bird had gotten its feet wet and, while making its exit, had become frozen to the fence in the prevailing near zero Idaho temperatures. First, I attempted to warm the feet of the frightened bird by pressing my palm against both the fence and the birds feet, while also gently restraining the bird's flapping wings. It then seemed that warming the birds feet with my warm breath would bring quicker success. Gentle sideways motion with my thumb brought freedom for the frightened bird and a smile of satisfaction to my face... a delightful way to start a new year."

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