Yesterday I went outside to check on the mail and came upon a curious situation. Above on the inside of the rain gutter's car port cover was a small bird that was facing outward as though its back was stuck to the surface. It was obviously distressed but not very much as it realized I was watching him/her. It oddly enough looked like an insect with an invisible pin stuck in it. It was such a strange sight I actually entertained myself in a silly fashion by looking around for Chris Angel but no he was not in sight. I grabbed a step ladder and carefully checked out the bird's problem. I couldn't see it clearly because the bird was squeaking unhappily at me and really putting a lot of beak effort into fending me off. I had garden gloves on thankfully because even a small beak like his/hers can sting. What I discovered was a very thin piece of string wrapped around it's neck holding the bird in place. It wasn't tight enough to strangle it and it might even have freed itself with enough wriggling and wing flapping considering how upset it was. I got a pair of scissors and was able to carefully hold its head down enough and precisely snip the thin string. At that very second it knew it was free, in a considerable blur of flapping wings, it took off at a slight angle and was outta here. I couldn't see any injuries before freeing it so I guess it'll be fine.