Great Blue Heron RELEASED!
RELEASED! This Great Blue Heron was rescued by a man named Chopper, at Wellfleet Harbor. Chopper spotted the bird on a recreational fishing vessel whose owners had left two fully-rigged and baited rods in their deck stands. The heron was tangled in both lines, and the lure was part of the bait. Our wonderful Volunteer Peter Kosewski transported the bird to Wild Care. Fortunately for the heron, it only had soft-tissue injuries. After a few days of supportive care in our Clinic and large aviary, the heron was released back in Wellfleet by Peter. Bon voyage. May you stay line free!
View the photo story here, from start to finish. (***NOTE GRAPHIC IMAGES of fishing lure removal.)
Release photos by John Dennis Anderson. Heron close-up photos by Kerry Reid Lothrop
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