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Green activists rescue pigeon

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Injured pigeon found at a professor’s house

Environmental activists Yellappa Jodalli, Prakash Gaudar and veterinary doctor Anil Patil with the injured pigeon after its surgery in Dharwad on Tuesday.
Environmental activists Yellappa Jodalli, Prakash Gaudar and veterinary doctor Anil Patil with the injured pigeon after its surgery in Dharwad on Tuesday.

An injured pigeon was rescued and given fresh lease of life by the timely intervention of the environmentalists here on Tuesday. The pigeon was found at the Karnatak University professor C.G. Patil’s residence here in a badly injured condition on Monday night.

The bird was bleeding and was crawling on the floor due to pain. Mr. Patil nurtured the bird and offered it food. But it was in such a state of panic that it did not touch anything until morning. Moreover, it was suffering from acute weakness.

Following a suggestion by the neighbours, Mr. Patil contacted Prakash Gaudar, convenor of Green Army, a forum of environmentalists. Mr. Gaudar along with herpetologist Yellappa Jodalli reached the spot. They immediately took the bird to the veterinary hospital of the University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Dharwad. Veterinary doctor Anil Patil said the pigeon could have been attacked by a big bird like vulture due to which its head was severely hurt. He immediately conducted the surgery. The pigeon is out of danger and recovering at the home of Mr. Jodalli.

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