These are the beautiful blue eyes of our Texas native white winged dove. After our latest rain, we found it in our driveway. It had been hit by a car and couldn't move. I gently picked it up but could find no bleeding. That was good news. (By the way, I raised doves as a boy.)
I made a nest for it and covered it with a cardboard box with holes.
It calmed down and rested for several hours, but things did not look promising.
Just before dusk, I checked on it and it saw me. It jumped out, took one last look, and took off like a cannon shot!
It was a happy ending!
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If you live in Houston, Spring Branch, or Katy and find a wounded or lost WILD animal, you can call or take the animal to the Texas Wildlife Coalition. They are a wonderful group and will even come to your group as a guest speaker! They rehabilitate thousands of injured wildlife each year.