I was doing chores for my neighbor, feeding her horses, llama, goats, dogs and cats when I heard a horrible racket near the house. I ran to see what was happening and the mama cat was terrorizing this King Fisher! The poor little bird was so disoriented, she was trying to fly away, but couldn't figure out where to go. When she made her loud calling racket, the cat ran off in fear, but the bird was in an L shaped corner of the house and every time she tried to fly, she'd bang into the wall of the house.
I got a bucket and put it over her head, so she'd calm down before she hurt herself. I then reached in under the bucket, and got her out, to put her under my shirt in the dark. I carried her home which was only the distance of three city blocks, so Robert and I could both check her over and make sure she was ok. I also wanted him to have a chance to see her!
You can't imagine how happy we were to have this experience and to know she was back in the woods, unharmed after she had such a scare.
One of my friends asked me what I would have done if the bird had bit me. Well, just so you know, while I had her in my hands, I put my finger in front of her beak, she grabbed it but she didn't bite hard enough for me to hurt even a little bit. She was a very nice bird. :)
I hope you're having a summer full of adventure and fun! I know I am! My friend said my new name could be Montana Jones....she makes me laugh a lot!