Hi Guys, Just as the title states, what rights do I have to remove an injured native bird from a private property? Quick back story... I know the people and stay at the property regularly. They have several Maned Wood Ducks who frequent the swimming pool, however fly out each night to roost elsewhere. Last Saturday night we heard them fly back in but one hit a tree branch and injured its wing. (We couldn’t see the damage at the time) Fast forward to today and I find out the bird can’t fly, has been sleeping in the bushes in the back yard and it’s wing is visably injured and it is possibly limping. The owner of the house encourages the birds to come in by feeding them but won’t let me take it to a vet to check it over. I have no idea why they don’t want it removed and a heated argument ensued, resulting in me leaving the house extremely frustrated and angry. I really just need to know if I can get into trouble for just going there in the morning and retrieving the bird. It’s a wild animal but they have stated that they do not want me removing it from the property. Please help! I really want to get some help for this bird before a fox or cat gets it during the night. --- Automatic Post Merged, Aug 31, 2018, Original Post Date: Aug 31, 2018 --- Oh and I called AWARE for advice and was told to just wait until they leave and go grab him whilst they are out. But I’m not sure that’s a good idea!