Animal Control Officer Rescues Great Blue Heron

The Great Blue Heron

The Great Blue Heron

A Great Blue Heron was rescued by an animal control officer (ACO) after it was injured in Huntley Meadows Park recently. ACO Siobhan Chase received the call for the injured bird around 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, August 6. A passerby saw the bird standing in the wetlands when a snapping turtle bit its leg.

ACO Chase located the bird in the wetland water near the boardwalk but when she approached, the bird moved deeper into the water, unable to fly. ACO Chase walked into the water and rescued the injured bird. The bird was then taken to a local veterinarian, who contacted a wildlife rescue league to assist in its recovery.


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