Monday, June 18, 2012
Good Day Sparkfam!! It's been pretty warm here in Chicago but we are surviving. I know the pic above might be gross but this is my Sweet Little Trent. I found him on the ground outside of the mall in a nearby suburb. He was being fed upon by 6 thuggish ants! I mean seriously, he was being eaten alive by these black ants that were pushy & thought they could take me. A woman walked by & said the momma bird might come back & rescue the bird. I shewed the ants off the bird & went to do my shopping for Father's Day.
Well when I came back with my purchases in tow only to find the poor little thing was moving around to get the ants off of him. The bird above pictured is not my bird Trent but the pictures bares a strong resemblence to him though. Well, I had it! I shook the ants off & picked up the bird with an envelop that was in my purse. The ants still tried to get at me but I just stomped my foot. Apparently the ants in the suburbs are more gangsta than the ones in the city? Cause the black ants in the city move quickly in another direction if you stomp. Not these ants, they kept coming, like they were about to call back up. I was like do your thang as long as long as you back away from the bird.
I looked for the nest but couldn't see it. So I brought Trent home thinking that one of my neighbors would take him? She was terrified & didn't know how to help especially newborns? Me & oldest son took the bird home & got him into a tupperware bowl for him filled with paper towel. My daughter & youngest son came in not 20mins later. They were s in awe of the bird it was ridiculous! We got a lamp & looked for more details about the bird. He wouldn't eat but he pooped 3x so I think he had eaten.
We went to bed with the bird sleeping under the lamp & turned off the air too. Woke up this morning & my husband said something about the bird. I woke up & then ran downstairs, he was saying the bird was chirping with his mouth wide open to eat. He too the food in small quantities. He did alright but they said as long as I feed them when they wanted to eat. I then called the animal/wildlife rehab place for birds & they teld me where to take. My daughter wanted me to keep hm. Even my baby wanted me to keep him but it wasn't feasible & I thought his leg may have been broken. He was so cute even hairless he was beautiful!
I took him to the lakefront & found the place & dropped him off. I was saddened. I just wanted to take him home, I didn't know what to say. I haven't seen a robin in this area before. I did yesterday & my girlfriend says I am a hero. I don't thinks so? I was doing a small wonder but the people who help revive animals daily are the real heros! They have been in the renches & help the birs get healthy to fly away.