- Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah/Facebook
- The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah got a special delivery on June 30, they wrote on Facebook.
- It was just a baby Lesser Goldfinch alone in an Uber.
- A man called the Uber for the bird after he had “a few too many” and couldn’t bring it in himself.
- The center’s director Dalyn Marthaler told the Associated Press the bird was dehydrated upon arrival, but it’s getting the help and care it needs and is expected to be released into the wild.
- Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more.
The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah got a special delivery on June 30. It was just a baby Lesser Goldfinch alone in an Uber. The bird came courtesy of a man who “had a few too many,” according to a Facebook.
Tim Crowley, the rescuer, told Fox 13 the bird became injured when it fell from a tree. He and his friends wanted to help the bird – but they didn’t want to drive because they had been drinking.
“At first it was a joke, like, ‘Hey, maybe we should just call Uber!'” Crowley said. “Then we were like, ‘No, really. Why not? We’re paying them.'”
He told the outlet that they had called two different Ubers before finding a driver who would agree to bring the unaccompanied bird to The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah, located in Ogden, Utah.
Christy Guynn who ultimately gave the bird a ride told Fox 13 that she was skeptical at first.
“I got there and there are three or four guys standing out in the yard and they’re holding beers,” Guynn said. “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.'”
But when Guynn found out it was a ride for a bird, she was all in.
“So are you willing to take a bird as a passenger?” Guynn remembers one of the men asking.
“If you’re paying for it, I’m all for it,” she said.
Ultimately, the bird made it to the center.
The director, Dalyn Marthaler, told the Associated Press that the bird was dehydrated upon arrival. Now, the bird, which has been nicknamed “Petey,” is being cared for and will be released into the wilderness soon, Marthaler told the AP.
- Read more:
- More than 5,000 turtles were found smuggled in luggage at an airport in Malaysia
- A cat snuck into a washing machine survived a 35-minute cycle
- Meet Scamp the Tramp, the World’s Ugliest Dog
- A goldfish turned up in the Niagara River after being flushed down the toilet – and it’s just really, really big