Outdoor Report: Protecting injured, abandoned baby birds

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- THV 11's Mark Edwards talks with wildlife rehabilitator Rodney Paul about what to do if you come across an injured or abandoned baby bird.

    Along with wife, Paul owns and operates Raptor Rehap of Central Arkansas in El Paso. He says people have the instinct to want to help somehow if they come across an injured animal. However, Paul says that's not in the best interest of the bird at all.

    In the nine years that Paul and his wife have owned Raptor Rehab, they've successfully released more than 500 birds of prey back into the wild. Many were injured and some came in as orphaned birds that had been pushed or blown out of nests.

    In this week's Outdoor Report, Paul explains why it's so important to leave caring for these birds to the experts.

    Also, be sure to check out the photo gallery of Cheyenne the Owl from her visit with THV staffers Tuesday afternoon.

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