FANCY FOOTWEAR—The mockingbird before, left, and after treatment at the California Wildlife Center. The bird arrived at the center with knuckled, or bent over, feet that needed to be straightened.
A small fledgling northern mockingbird came to the California Wildlife Center this spring from a Los Angeles animal shelter. Both of this young bird’s feet were knuckled, meaning it was walking on the tops of its toes.
Imagine if your toes were curled under all the way back to your heels an...
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