Hit and run on baby bird shocks morn­ing walker

7 Days in Dubai - - DEAR 7 DAYS -

Tak­ing my morn­ing walk around Vic­tory Heights I saw a lit­tle fam­ily of beau­ti­ful Quail at­tempt­ing to cross the road and as we ap­proached the round­about me and my friend pointed to them. Along came a big black car, the driver of which must have seen the quail, and must have seen us point­ing. But no at­tempt was made by him to slow down or stop.... He just ploughed through and we watched in hor­ror as he ran across one of the ba­bies - and then just car­ried on driv­ing. He saw what had hap­pened for sure as we looked at him in sheer dis­be­lief. My friend gen­tly car­ried the baby off the road and we put it on the grass and could hear the mother screech­ing get­ting very anx­ious and up­set. The poor thing had a dam­aged wing. We left it there for the mother bird to then in­ter­vene. I just don’t un­der­stand that sort of be­hav­iour. But sadly it isn’t sur­pris­ing, yet still shocking to wit­ness. I hope the lit­tle thing re­cov­ers.

On a wing and a prayer Dubai

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