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One of the black vultures who nest on our land just got seriously shocked on the transformer at our power pole, and is unconscious on the ground. Does anyone have any suggestions on what to do to help? My plan is to leave it alone until dark, but then, I don't know whether to try to move to to somewhere it won't get attacked by predators, or what to do....<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/help.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":help:">
 

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Sorry, I'm clueless. I'd probably move her where she's safe from pedators. Is there a wildlife rehabilator in your area you could call? That's usually what I do with wild critters. Good luck.
 

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I may be too late... but yeah, I suggest you call someone, a vet even maybe? or animal control? Or anybody who would know what to do. I wouldn't move it...maybe just put some water near it, and if you have anything that could protect it from preditors (like makin a temporary fence around it using chicken wire or something-? If you have that, that is) GL, hope it's ok, let us know how it goes. Wish I could offer some real advice, but I don't have any experience w/wild animals in that kind of situation. Thought I'd throw something out there anyway though. Again, GL!<br><br><br><br>
ETA: If you can't make a temp. "fence" around it, and feel comfortable moving it, that might be best. IDK though.
 

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If you still haven't found the info you need, and if it's not too late, perhaps you could find a local rehabilitator here- <a href="http://www.tc.umn.edu/~devo0028/#ll" target="_blank">http://www.tc.umn.edu/~devo0028/#ll</a><br><br><br><br>
I love vultures, I think they are so cool. That's sad to hear this one was injured.
 

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Thank you so much for the suggestions and good wishes.<br><br><br><br>
He/she regained consciousness later that evening and got up and trotted away from me when I approached, and as far as we can tell rejoined the rest of the family. She is one of this year's chicks. This family of vultures has nested in a large brushpile behind our house for several years now. Unfortunately because of this incident, they don't seem to want to hang around anymore, as we haven't seen them lately - every evening they were perching on the shop and the powerpoles, and sometimes the house. We had never seen them perch on the transformer before, as that one was doing.
 
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