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White-breasted Nuthatch fatally wounded by cat | by Laura Erickson
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White-breasted Nuthatch fatally wounded by cat

The entire pygostyle, or tail bone, had been torn from this poor bird, which died a few minutes after the person whose cat mauled it drove away, feeling virtuous for "rescuing" it. She didn't think it looked too bad. This was when I was a licensed rehabber.

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Taken on May 9, 2001