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Re: Have you ever touched a wild animal?

Post by angelofdarkness2005 » Mon Dec 28, 2015 12:41 pm

Yes, I have.. I was walking and suddenly a butterfly landed on me, I was carrying my school books since I forgot my backpack that day, and it sat there frozen on my arm and when I got home I went inside and went to my room and the butterfly started to fly! I captured it in one of my old butterfly jars and took care of it from day on.

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Re: Have you ever touched a wild animal?

Post by Samber » Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:00 pm

Yeah, sometimes brids come to our window and we were feeding them for maybe a few years, they come almost every day(except when there is cold weather) they don't allow us to touch them too much though.
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Re: Have you ever touched a wild animal?

Post by Koa » Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:28 pm

I was close to touching a squirrel on my grandma's porch once. That's all I can recall. I once touched a dead baby rabbit that my dogs killed.

Since I work at a zoo now, I haven't yet touched any animals (which are not exclusively "wild" but are definitely exotic). I haven't heard of anyone doing so but I know we are supposed to catch smaller mammals that escape if we see them.
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Post by Kivia » Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:11 pm

I've held a lot of wild birds. Just last week I held a lot of barn owl owlets for banding, and hopefully soon I'll do some mist netting and band some songbirds. Handled a lot of birds when I was an intern at a wild bird rescue two years ago as well (which I think I mentioned way back when on this topic).

Besides birds, I pick up turtles and frogs/toads all the time. Usually it's to move them out of the way or into safety.

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Re: Have you ever touched a wild animal?

Post by Larkey » Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:23 am

When I was young my family and I went to Thailand and I rode an elephant.
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Re: Have you ever touched a wild animal?

Post by Uzumaaki » Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:23 am

Larkey wrote:When I was young my family and I went to Thailand and I rode an elephant.
i've done that too! it was so long ago i pretty much forgot about it until now.
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Post by Noctis_ » Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:52 pm

I've caught tree frogs before, as well as baby birds.
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Post by SolitaryHowl » Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:38 pm

Last summer I was working on invasive species management, and I had to raid the nests of a few House Sparrows (very invasive & aggressive species) to make room for the endangered Bluebird. Thankfully most of them were eggs, but there were a couple of times where the eggs had hatched...that was a bit heartbreaking to hear them peeping. :(
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Post by HollowSoul4 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:00 pm

I had a squirrel make itself at home in the tree in our front lawn that my sister had caught.
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Post by Writers Block » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:23 pm

I picked up a wild turtle I once thought was a recently released pet, haha. It was clawing and hissing at me the entire time and it still somehow took me a good twenty minutes to realize that maybe it WASN'T a pet. Pfft.
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Re: Have you ever touched a wild animal?

Post by alethe » Tue May 09, 2017 5:38 pm

i frequently touch raptors while volunteering, entirely for medical reasons, however.


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Re: Have you ever touched a wild animal?

Post by Pegasos » Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:34 am

Some birds, mice and rats. The largest wild animal was moose.
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