We have a metallic grill with a plastic net on our balcony to prevent pigeons from getting inside as they excrete and create a mess. One day, one pigeon had slipped through and was struggling to get out. My dad tried to spray water and scare that poor creature away. I discouraged this and asked him to let me resolve the issue. What I did next was unbelievable even to me. I went near it and placed two of my fingers on it, and mentally chanted a mantra. The pigeon just calmed down. Now I picked up the poor fellow with both my hands let it free outside.
Be kind to all creatures.
~ Black Lotus User