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Dragonflies with damaged wings :-(

Lots of beautiful dragonflies emerging from our pond at the moment. Sadly there are currently 2 common hawkers each with a damaged wing who cannot fly. One has been there for 3 days and the other for 2 whilst others that emerged at the same time have long since flown away. Its so sad to see. So I was wondering if anyone knew if there was anything at all I could do to help them. I have moved them away from the pond so they don't fall in (one already did and I rescued it from drowning!). I wonder if they feel pain? If I cut off the damaged wing would that help? The damaged wing on both seem to be getting in the way of the other wings. 

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,125

    Leave them alone. Everything dies. It's a very human reaction to want to prolong life but it's not always the best thing to do.

    There is nothing you can do except prolong any pain they may be suffering. 

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