An Odd Law I Just Found Out About Concerning HummingbirdsSubmitted by skippy d on Sun, 05/05/2013 - 00:27
As most everyone knows it has been an unusually cold Spring for a lot of us. Here in Arkansas it snowed and was near freezing. This was the first time ever on record for this time of year. Unfortunately the Hummingbirds didn't get a memo that it was going to happen. Well, anyway a neighbor had a bird get inside their greenhouse during the day and they accidently closed it up in there. By the time they found the little fellow he/she was pretty weak. They called me to ask if I knew what to do since I have done my share of animal rescue but hummers were new to me so I got online to look up how to help injured hummingbirds only to find that it was not only illegal to "keep" an injured hummingbird, but that it would be worthy of a HUGE fine for doing so. What a country we live in. Anyway, I told my neighbors that so they gave it some sugar water and set it outside to take it's chances with the elements. Imagine going to jail or being fined thousands of dollars for trying to SAVE A HUMMINGBIRD!