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Dan25
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“Ginuwine1969”Here is a question on this topic, if you head shoot a pigeon there is a bunch of flapping before it expires, same as the squirrel.  Now if you get a spinal chord / new shot bird goes down not movement at all why is that.  Disrupt the signals from the brain and the animal goes crazy, but cut the chord and the animal just lays down and dies whys is that?  The cord in most animal run from head to tail bone, so there are still plenty of synaptic nerves firing and releasing energy (stored potential) upon a neck shot, but no movement.  So my added take on the video would be with the sudden trauma to the brain, the brain stem must still be sending out white noise or garbage if you will, causing all that jerking and flapping.

RE the spinal shot and bird just falling over dead.  Ten years ago I fell about ten feet and crushed the L1 in my back.  Upon impact all I could feel was pain everywhere and could not see for a few seconds.  I knew I was hurt bad but could not tell where I was hurt because the pain was everywhere for a few seconds, not sure maybe a min. at the most.  The Dr. told me the reason was a sensory overload.  I think your bird shot is the same thing.  The central nervous system is overloaded by the shock of the injury while the damage done by the projectile causes death while the animal is immobilized.  Accordingly I try for headshots when at all possible.