Tue Dec 4, 2012, 07:41 AM
Omaha Steve (58,207 posts)
Woman Saves Drowning Baby Bird While Man Shouts & Laughs from Riverbank
by Laura Simpson
December 3, 2012
Donna Boden of the UK was recently enjoying an afternoon at a pub near the river when she noticed that a baby bird had fallen into the water and could not get out. Watching the fledgling thrash and struggle, Donna knew she had only one course of action. She readied herself to travel across the muddy water to help the bird near the opposite bank and little did she know, she was about to become a victim herself.
Beautiful footage of Donna’s bravery captured by a bystander is sullied by the monstrous cackles and taunts of a man who harassed Donna throughout the rescue. He roars with laughter as Donna tries to swim rather than walk because the broken glass on the river’s bottom is a danger to her feet. And when Donna finally reaches the grass again, there is a long pause and Donna pleads for someone to take the bird from her hands. Sadly, no one helps her pull herself back out of the deep water despite the fact that she is cold and exhausted.
“There was not a chance I could sit and watch the poor waterlogged bird drown while everyone else seemed happy to do nothing,” Donna explains. In fact Donna, who shared this rescue as part of The Great Animal Rescue Chase tournament of heroes, was inspired by another participant, Judith Sudilovsky, who waded into the Jordan river last year when clergy discarded a wounded dove there following a religious ceremony.
After the pigeon was safely taken from the water Donna saw to its care while others continued to drink and enjoy their lunch, averting their eyes from the drenched rescuer and the recovering bird.
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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 07:51 AM
FLSurfer (407 posts)
4. Awesome quote from the article " Rescues like this call for heroes with
thick skin and a moral compass that won’t be thrown off course by the rantings of the ignorant."
And to the cackling drunk, from me, "Fuck you".