Grandma's house: Where majestic creatures come to die.

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  1. deverrant

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    So we're sitting there eating when something slammed into the window right next to the table. It's kind of a picture window-like setup. And it was loud.

    It was a Sharp-shinned Hawk. Grandmom has songbird feeders out there, so likely the hawk was going after its own Thanksgiving dinner and overshot it into the window. My dad went right out. It was breathing and moving its beak but nothing else. He stroked its belly and kind of tucked its wings up around it.
    Fortunately, the bird slipped away quickly, at which point my dad placed it in the woods to let nature take its course. But not before we all circled around it, to admire its beauty, even in death.

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    Oh hey! :hw:
     
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    You're supposed to eat its heart to become one with its warrior spirit
     
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    Hey Dev - Happy Thanksgiving
     
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    I just bit its head off, Ozzy-style.
     
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    Hey you too! Hope yours was good. Mine was. Aside from the death of this splendid creature.
     
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    Vat aboit ze keeds leading zis thlead, ever sought of zat?

    Heartless
     
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    Just got home - so full and so happy to be alone!
     
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    You know, my daughter wanted to go out and look at it. At first I didn't want her to... figured she doesn't need to see that.
    But then I said ok. I mean, it's just nature and the cycle of life. And it wasn't gruesome or anything.
    Plus my dad is an avid birdwatcher and I figured she could use it as an opportunity to see one up close, explore, and maybe learn something. And that's kinda what happened. She was impressed with its talons. And not freaked out at all.
     
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    :splat::owned:
     
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    rip, beautiful little bird :sadbye2:
     
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    :jj:

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    Your dad sent it into shock when he approached it and touched it. Probably would have been fine if you left it alone.
     
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    My shame runs deep :oops::pilot:
     
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    Nah. It hit the window hard and went right down. We watched it for a few moments before he went out and it wasn't moving at all. Plus its neck was crooked and obviously broken.
     
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    Immobilize the neck.
    Start chest compression.
    Wait for John and Roy...:shucks:

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    A lot to be said about dirty windows.
     
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