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Question Crow

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by andy draper, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. andy draper

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    I looked out the window this morning and there was a crow looking rather sorry for itself on the lawn.It looked on deaths door and was hobbling round,I noticed one of it's eyes were white and thought it was blind.Priest in hand,not the father type,Iwent to help it out,It then hopped off and flew about 20 yards.I then walked after it and managed to walk up right behind it and grab it,both it's eyes were full of frothy bubbles,nearly closed and watering badly.I couldn't see any signs that it had been shot or injured and it didn't try to peck me or escape.There is a cat prowling round every so often and I didn't want the bird to get tortured so I proceded to give it the last rites.Has anyone come across this before or has any idea what it could have been.The crows partner is flying around now looking for it.
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    It's bubble eye....normally caused by a respiratory infection..
     
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    Yes in game birds it's called (crd) caused by Mycoplasma gallisepticum.
    Upper respiratory tract infection.
    Cheers Andy
     
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    +1 for Andy. Atb Paul.
     
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    Nice one for doing the decent thing mate.
    I know we shoot them but only when they're pests and only to kill them without suffering. Poor bird must of been in a bad way for a human being to stalk it and catch it by hand
     
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    Should have gone to Specsavers :D, couldn't resist

    As above, nobody likes to see suffering, well done for putting it out of it's misery
     
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    Thanks lads for the info,I have never seen it before,also cheers for the humane thing to do comments.They may be nasty b*****s,but I really admire their intelligence and think it may have known what was coming if a cat or fox had got it.It must have known to come to me,probably seen me popping it's relatives off.
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    I have never seen that in Crow's before. Fair play though Andy for the last rights etc.
     
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    Good on you for doing the right thing
     
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    You did the right thing mate but beware when you say "The crows partner is flying around now looking for it".................have you ever seen the film "The Birds" :D
     
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    Yes mate,it's like that round here with them.There is a rookery quarter of a mile away across the river....as the crow flies :rolleyes:..Flipin murder (no pun intended) in the morning now it's coming light earlier,first out the woods and last in they reckon.If they see me out on the decking they veer off to one side it's amazing to see,if the wifes out on her own they don't bother.
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    i bought a 16week old budgie a few years back and it was lying on the cage floor coughing up fluid within 2 hrs and was told it was this, poor thing didnt make it.
     
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    They 'll be first home ,early, if its gonna rain! And ,they always get the last word. Thats If, you press them with your foot on picking up.! They really are a Murder though .
     
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    Bird Flu , kinda, ? You want to get some bags for dogpoo from your local council.for picking up any more. His/her mate and possibly a Lot more , Will have this , I think. (Again.) the little green bags are air/watertight and a no brainer for not passing on the unfortunate malady, methinks.
     
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    Kind of.
    It won't sweep through the wild birds killing them. It only really makes birds very sick that have another problem. ( bad gapes infestation for example)

    Most wild birds will have some immunity as most will have had some exposure.
    Once recovered, the disease stays in the birds system and can again be triggered by a period of stress.

    It can cause problems in densely housed game birds at the rearing and release stage when they are under stress.
    Although bagging up and removing the dead bird is a good idea there is never going to be any kind of major outbreak. Most birds will only get mild symptoms.
    Kind of like us and the common cold not a problem if you are fit and well. But if you have other medical problems it can be deadly.
    Cheers Andy
     
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    You get this in poultry, their head just leaks fluids. At least it didn't have emphysema, that is disgusting.....
     
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    Worst film ever :)
     
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    youve got one of the pair now make sure the other dont die of a broken heart before it dies of lead poisoning
     

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