February 21st, 2005

airbrushed, thoughtful

Bird

So at about 7:00 PM, I went down to Lopata Hall to participate in a Super Smash Bros. Melee tournament. (As expected, I got my ass handed to me on a plate.) On the way there, I noticed a bird standing on the concrete barrier between the edge of the first level of the parking garage and the gap to the zeroth level. It didn't appear injured or sick, but it wasn't moving from people- I got within five feet of it and took a picture. It was moving- it blinked and it was visibly shivering. But it didn't move off the barrier.

I told the dude behind the desk at the Village office, but he had no idea what to do and said to just leave it and let it figure out how to get itself out. I didn't feel good about it, but what else could I do?

It's now two and a half hours later, and the bird is still there, still alive.

What the hell should I do? I have the feeling that if I just leave it there, I'll find a dead bird sitting there in the morning and yes, I will feel bad about that. It doesn't seem correct, however, to bother the campus police about it. I've got no experience or tools to handle wild birds, and I don't know anybody around here who does.

What's suggested?

edit: image uploaded here.
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