Drunk Man Sends Injured Baby Bird To Animal Sanctuary... In An Uber
After coming across the lesser goldfinch in distress, the group of men decided it needed veterinary treatment but they were over the limit to drive it themselves.
The group had been day drinking when they saw the little bird fall from the sky. Tim Crowley, from Utah, took a photo of the wild animal to a rescue centre and was told to bring it in immediately.
So instead of doing something seriously stupid and getting behind the wheel themselves, Tim and co. decided to book the animal an Uber to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah, a decision which ultimately saved the baby bird's life.
"At first it was a joke, like, 'Hey, maybe we should just call Uber!'" he told Fox13. "Then we were like, 'No, really. Why not? We're paying them.'"
After the group hailed a cab through the mobile app, the first driver refused to take the bird but thankfully the next one obliged to drive the bird for treatment.
Christy Guynn was the Uber driver, who told the channel: "I got there and there are three or four guys standing out in the yard and they're holding beers.
"And I'm like, "Oh no. These guys are going to get in my car and I hope they know they can't bring their beer."
The wildlife sanctuary revealed the unusual tale on Facebook earlier this week, sharing images of the baby bird.
"This little orphaned lesser goldfinch was the sole occupant of an Uber vehicle for a ride to WRCNU yesterday," the social media post read.
"While we feel we've seen it all and can't be amazed by anything, there is always SOMEONE out there to prove us wrong.
"Thank you to the rescuer who helped this little one get the care it needed in a timely manner and thank you for keeping yourself safe and others on the road safe as well!"
The animal has been named both 'Petey' and 'Uber' by staff at the sanctuary, who think he is about three weeks old.
Wishing you a speedy recovery, baby bird!
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