The Rescue of a Baby Crow.
I spotted this little baby crow on a road leading to the IQRA University Gulshan campus a few hours back. The baby crow was sitting quietly by the wheal of a car but as the car moved the poor bird got frightened and flew towards the shops from where the bird was again frightened back by the shopkeepers towards the parking lot where it almost came under the wheals of a motorbike. I quickly grabbed this little crow before it could get it’s self hurt instantly the poor crow looked at me with a relief. I decided to take it home to put it up on a tree so that it could be found in the morning by the neighboring crows.

My house is less then half a mile away from this place, it’s a barely five minute walk. The crow was very scared and I needed to cross a main road to reach my house. I didn’t want it to pounce out of my hand on sight of a bus or at the honk of a horn so I walked towards a glossary store to get a big paper bag to contain it. On my way to the store a man asked me what I was doing, when I told him that I wanted to save this bridling from being squashed under the wheals of a car he told me that I should leave it on the road as crows are very cunning birds. I Ignored him. Then another person told me that crows are “Manhoos” bad luck and I should leave it on the street to die while Yet another added that the crow is not really a faithful bird. When I finally reached the grocery shop one of the servants at the store told me that it is a filthy bird and I should really leave it to die on the street. I was already mad at the other three freaks I met earlier so I rudely replied him “It is, us the bloody humans who are the filthiest of all” and asked him to hand me a paper bag and mind his own business.

As I was putting this bird in the huge paper bag provided to me by the owner of the shop an old man who was quietly listening to the whole conversation smiled at me and told to me to give this bird some water at home. As I thought * Thank God there is still some sanity left to the city* I thanked the old man and walked home with the bird.

The baby crow is now sleeping on a branch of our tree after having some soaked bread and water.

22 Comments so far

  1. Faisal Siddiqui (unregistered) on September 21st, 2006 @ 6:15 am


    very interesting account. during this ordeal i am amazed u werent attacked by the other crows in the area. they usually go crazy if u touch anyone of them.

    anyway. i also once tried to save a baby crow when i was a kid. all the crows in the neighborhood got all crazy when i grabbed it to take it home. it was maghrib time so i thought i should take it home. i gave it water and something to eat and put it in a bird cage.
    I found the bird dead in the morning. i have no clue y it died. maybe it was sick or something.

    on another occasion i saved a baby ‘maina’ in the same fashion. in the morning when i took it out to my garden so it can fly away, its parents attacked me. I was amazed that they were looking for it.

  2. Poo Poo Head (unregistered) on September 21st, 2006 @ 6:28 am

    Jamash, this whole account sounds really weird but then I have no reason not to believe you but it would be really great if you post such stories on your personal blog.

  3. IllusionFS (unregistered) on September 21st, 2006 @ 9:26 am

    PooPooBhai.. yaraa.. sabar paida karo apnay under :D..

  4. Poo Poo Head (unregistered) on September 21st, 2006 @ 9:51 am

    yar kitna sabar karta , I post comment after 4 hours 21 minutes. had hogaye hay , sharafat ka zamana nahi raha. Any how Jamash are you taking tuition from Xill-e-Illahi, this post just reminded me of him. Xill Sorry , I could not stop myself from writing this. It’s just my affection for your writing style. This MB has become so dull that I even dont visit it now regularly. Night

  5. mansoor (unregistered) on September 21st, 2006 @ 10:20 am

    jamash: people are pathethic when it comes to life itself (reffering to ppls comments abt the bird)! How would they feel if something of this sort was said about them! i say bravo! we need more people like you here! maybe then morality may make a comeback!

    pph: thankfully…. in karachi, we’re not having any major disasters :p

  6. Bamboo (unregistered) on September 21st, 2006 @ 10:51 am

    Jamash, can you pls hand it over to me? My falcon is hungry..

  7. Adnan (unregistered) on September 21st, 2006 @ 10:56 am

    pph: thankfully…. in karachi, we’re not having any major disasters


  8. Rakay (unregistered) on September 21st, 2006 @ 11:41 am

    Goood job!!!remember we r not answerable to these heartless human being..we r answerable to allah and should only expect reward from him…may allah bless you.

  9. Rakay (unregistered) on September 21st, 2006 @ 11:43 am

    Goood job!!!remember we r not answerable to these heartless human being..we r answerable to allah and should only expect reward from him…may allah bless you.

  10. Jamash (unregistered) on September 21st, 2006 @ 12:29 pm

    I found the baby crow dead this morning. FAISAL I think the crows abandon there baby only when they know it will not survive, may be they know it’s sick and cant let their other babies get infected as well.

    For some who represent the absolute narrow minded few of our city: Helping the creatures of Allah, and praising the creations of Allah cant be weird. And the post is not just a personal experience but a story about how some of our fellow citizen reacted to it. I thought you could have figured out that much.

  11. Salman Ahmed (unregistered) on September 21st, 2006 @ 12:55 pm

    i just know one thing crows are so possessive about their babies…. you touch them and even go near them and they’ll attack you like an indian intruder crossing the border… they just can’t tolerate any one near their young ones not even other birds… next time be careful otherwise huge armies of crow might attack you…

  12. Jamash (unregistered) on September 21st, 2006 @ 2:50 pm

    I have a lot of experience in crows. We had a mango tree in our house some years back and when ever we used to pick mangos or go on our roof near their nest. They used to attack us :) .. They used to follow my father on the scoter for about a mile :P.. We still have the safety helmets :P

  13. Kar-Achi Battian (unregistered) on September 21st, 2006 @ 5:35 pm

    Your good intentions are appreciable, but you should be very careful in handling sick birds.

    Specially dying (or dead) crows carry very lethal malaria sort of virus (WEST NILE virus).

    This is the rife time for such virus to spread.

    Just warning….

  14. YO YO (unregistered) on September 21st, 2006 @ 7:47 pm

    JAMASH…the baby crow wasn’t sneezing was it?
    I mean did you see a runny nose on that baby crow.
    If you did you better go to the hospital. And write your will as well. Donate all your Landa bazar stuff to some peela school…LOL

  15. Kar-Achi Battian (unregistered) on September 21st, 2006 @ 9:17 pm

    Oh, we haven’t heard from him for quite a few hours now. It is not like JAMASH.

    I hope the worst hasn’t come true.

    Looks like all the LundaBazaar stuff will end up there once again.

  16. Ahmed (unregistered) on September 21st, 2006 @ 10:53 pm

    … and I thought that West Nile virus is only in the United States/NA.

  17. Jamash (unregistered) on September 21st, 2006 @ 11:08 pm

    I did wash my hands after handling the crow, and to feed it I had used gloved, Giving it a CPR never occurred to me, was that an option or can we CPR a crow …. Any how I don’t want to be doing that .

  18. Jamash (unregistered) on September 21st, 2006 @ 11:11 pm

    KESC is keeping me away from Posting comments and posts as well .. I have been trying to edit a picture for 3 days and have not yet been able to do so :( ..

  19. ahmed (unregistered) on September 22nd, 2006 @ 12:43 am

    did you wash your hands with a soap was it the famous gaen soap or reshma 222?

  20. Jamash (unregistered) on September 22nd, 2006 @ 10:22 am

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  21. Champoo (unregistered) on September 22nd, 2006 @ 11:00 pm

    it seems that lifebouy is not demanding anymore.

  22. Jamash (unregistered) on September 23rd, 2006 @ 11:41 am

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