I noticed an injured bird on the side of the road. It was just laying there, so my first thought was that it must need a wing or leg wrapped up and definitely needs to go to a wildlife rehabilitator. So I looked in the phone book (because that's how long ago this was) and spoke with one near me.
From her experience, she told me not to assume that it was badly injured. Start by assuming its stunned and can take care of itself after some rest.
She told me to protect it while it cant move and to give it a safe space, but to make sure that safe space has an exit. She suggested putting it in a box, with an open flap, and leaving it in the garage with the door open.
The "rescued" bird hung out there for over an hour, regained its strength around the yard, and flew away.
My life lesson from Nature via injured bird is that life events can be paralyzing. But they don't always permanently injure us!
Its important to remember not to automatically put others into an emotional body cast. Instead, try giving them a safe place to rest and see what they can do on their own.
Don't forget to provide an exit door!
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