Common sense, a woodpecker, and an 11-year-old girl

A little girl rescued a baby woodpecker from being injured by her cat in Virginia.

But under the Federal Migratory Bird Act, it is a crime to take or transport a woodpecker. So not letting the woodpecker die resulted in a federal employee and a state trooper spending their time chasing after an 11-year-old girl and her mother.

That is, until another government employee with some common sense and an eye for a public relations nightmare in the making put a stop to things.

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