02 Aug '11, 9pm

Mom Fined $535 After Her Daughter Saved a Baby Bird File under: Geeez.

If a nation can be judged for how they treat their animals -- does the same apply for how it rewards those who treat them well? When 11-year-old Skylar Capo of Fredericksberg, Virgina, saw an abandoned baby woodpecker in her father's yard and a cat threatening to eat it, she did what any kindhearted child who wants to be a veteranian would do: she rescued it. With her mother picking her up soon, Skylar decided it would be best to release the bird at her house. But before they made it home, the Good Samaratan and her mom were stopped by a wildlife officer and slapped with a $535 fine for 'transporting' the migratory bird. After Skylar rescued the bird from certain death, the girl and her mother Alison headed home to set it free, but not before making one quick stop at a local home improvement store. Since it was a hot day, the child decided to take the bird inside the store...

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