This is why you don't throw gum outside
Many people don't think twice before they spit their gum out on the ground. They likely don't consider that the sticky substance can easily become an entanglement for some of nature's smaller creatures.
When one family found a hummingbird stuck in a wad of gum, they knew the little guy needed rescuing. The bird was trying in earnest to flap his wings and escape the sticky gum, but to no avail.
The family took the task of rescuing the little bird upon themselves. The process had to start with extricating him from the gum, a feat which was trickier than it sounds.
Finally, he was detached from the gum and could be pulled off the ground.However, there was still a considerable amount of sticky residue which needed to be removed before he could flap his wings.
Finally, after being freed from the gummy entanglements, the little hummingbird went flying merrily on his way.