An 11-year-old Virginia girl who saved a baby woodpecker from a cat brought a $535 fine upon her mother. While driving home, the family stopped at a store, bringing the boxed woodpecker inside because of the heat wave. A fellow shopper pulled out a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service badge and cited them for possession of a protected bird. Later that day the woodpecker recovered and flew away. On learning of the rescue, Fish and Wildlife canceled the fine and apologized.
Fish and Wildlife agent cites girl for rescuing baby bird
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