This story might take the prize for "tiniest patient.”
A Sacramento paramedic firefighter rescued a fledgling hummingbird Tuesday afternoon and nursed it back to health.
The bird was found by a plant nursery employee in Sacramento who called the fire department after realizing there was no nest nearby.
Sacramento Fire tweeed that the paramedic had nursed the baby bird to health before taking it to the Wildlife Care Association at McClellan.
Hummingbirds are among the smallest of birds, most species measuring between 3–5 inches.