This fledgling baby pigeon was rescued last month by two pedestrians who found her injured on a sidewalk in Oakland, California. Seeing her twisted neck, they weren't sure at first if she was even alive - until she began to peep.
Rather than leave her there to suffer all alone, the Good Samaritans rushed her to WildCare, a clinic that specializes in treating injured wildlife. And it's a good thing that they did.
"We're one of the only wildlife hospitals in the Bay Area that will actually treat pigeons," Melanie Piazza, director of animal care, told The Dodo. "Most euthanize them as 'pest' animals. We treat everybody, so she came here."
Soon after, an X-ray revealed that pigeon had suffered a broken neck, perhaps by crashing on her maiden flight, or at the hands of a cruel person who'd discovered her vulnerable on the ground.