Friday, April 03, 2009

A Rescue Mission

Geeta was coming to the bungalow to work this morning when she saw a bird trapped in a fence around the tea area. She sent Jithroo there to rescue the bird. Jithroo has a way with animals. Our pets love him, and the cats think he's playing with them when he goes about his work with a broom. Jithroo freed the bird - it was a peahen - whose neck had got caught in a bit of fencing wire. He put it in the little coop where Salman and Goni used to sleep when they were tiny kittens. (In the picture, above)
Garden people know exactly what to do with wounded animals. They kept it in a place where it couldn't move around too much, and where it was dark, so it would feel comforted. We don't see too many peacocks and peahens in the tea area, but there are plenty in the forest nearby.

Mohan rang up the Wild Life Squad in Binnaguri. Their team came in promptly. The bird looked quite comfortable in their arms.




This is Bittoo, who came along for the ride with his father.





















The bird was loaded into the vehicle without any fuss. It will be released into the forest now.


5 comments:

RAJI MUTHUKRISHNAN said...

The poor peahen. But as you say looks comfy in the squad member's arms.
The kid looks so cute.

Tabib said...

Thanks to the rescue team.

Tabib said...

Thanks to the rescue team.

Kamini said...

Little Bittoo is cute!
I always thought of peahens as drab-looking creatures, but this one actually looks quite lovely, especially in the 2nd picture. ai was touched to see how gently the wild life squad people handled her.

Viji said...

Bittoo and the Peahen
so adorable and appealing
muah !!!