« Writers, Know Your Bites


photo of a bird bite

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Figure B

Bites from birds and other animals may require rabies injections, but that didn’t come up in the story. Some birds can’t exert enough force to break the skin. Birds of prey like hawks, eagles, etc. can put a bad hurt on you. They dive at people and leave a jagged wound with or without bleeding, like the one in figure B. Their claws can rip fresh wounds with lightning speed. Bird bites also carry the risk of infection.

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