Boy, 12, forms touching bond with tiny sparrow after nursing it back to health

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    Boy, 12, forms touching bond with tiny sparrow after nursing it back to health

    Vadim Veligurov found the small bird abandoned after she hatched in his home city in northern Russia



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      Reuters/REUTERS - Vadim Veligurov, 12, kisses Abi, a wild sparrow, during a walk near his grandmother's house in the town of Minusinsk, some 425 km (264 miles) south of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, …more August 22, 2013. In June 2013 Veligurov, a resident of Dudinka town, the administrative capital of the Taymyr Peninsula in northern Russia, found and brought the lost female baby bird to his grandmother's house, where he was spending the summer vacation. The rescued sparrow, which was named Abi, didn't fly away and since then has spent most her time with Veligurov, who treats Abi as his friend and plans to take it with him to his native town. Picture taken August 22, 2013. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin (RUSSIA - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS) less

    Siberian youngster Vadim Veligurov has formed an inseparable friendship with this tiny sparrow - after nursing it back to health.

    Vadim, 12, found the small bird abandoned after she hatched in Dudinka, the administrative capital of the Taymyr Peninsula in northern Russia.

    He took the chick to his grandmother's house in Minusinsk, 264 miles south of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, where he was spending his summer holidays.

    After feeding and nurturing the bird back to health, Vadim resigned himself to having to set his feathered friend free.

    But when the sad day came to release the wild sparrow, 'Abi' decided to stay with him instead of flying away.
    [​IMG]Vadim walks with Abi near his grandmother's house in the town of Minusinsk (Reuters)​
    [​IMG]Vadim holds a tablet computer in front of Abi, who he hopes to take back to his hometown. (Reuters)​
    [​IMG]Vadim nursed Abi back to health after finding her abandoned. (Reuters)​
    The pair are now inseparable, with Abi spending most of her time with her human companion, and appearing to treat him as a friend by eating out of his hand and sitting on his shoulder.

    Vadim said he plans to take the tiny bird back to his hometown at the end of his school holiday.

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    Cute story. But if he tried that in the land of the free and the home of the brave, he'd be facing serious fines and jail time.
     
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    Land of the free ... if only we still were, ob. Reminds me of this YouTube clip:​
     
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