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Re: blue heron fiasco


So do we.  The problem is in networking.  The Fire Dept shouldn't handle
this, but they should know who does.  Jim mentioned the Sarasota Volunteers.
If this happened there and someone called the FD, the FD should have the SV
on their rolodex.

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Zemuly Sanders" <zsanders@midsouth.rr.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2005 2:01 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] blue heron fiasco


> You are so right, Kitty.  As ignorant as this part of the world is in a
lot
> of areas, we do have great wildlife people who are not only easy to get
hold
> of, they also know exactly what to do.
>
> zem
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center"
> <4042N15@nationalhearing.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2005 2:47 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] blue heron fiasco
>
>
> >I think it is mainly a matter of knowing who to call.  Understandably,
the
> > boy's parents called animal control - which I knew wouldn't be able to
> > handle it.  But as a city agency, animal control should know the correct
> > procedures, as should the fire dept, and DNR.  My first thought would be
> > the
> > area wildlife refuge people.  We have organizations that handle
endangered
> > species like Peregrin Falcons.  These people would know how to act more
> > quickly and might even have easy access to authorization for handling
the
> > bird.
> >
> > Donna wrote "They are also very mean and dangerous, especially when
> > hurt", and yes, I've read that.  Still, properly trained people, with
> > tranquilizers should be able to handle it.  I imagine that poor little
kid
> > seeing this in his dreams at night.  And worse yet, I imagine the
horrible
> > ordeal that bird went through.
> >
> > I watched part of the Great Waldo Pepper the other night and saw the
part
> > where Redford's buddy was caught in a crashed plane and he couldn't get
> > him
> > out.  He needed help to lift the plane, but all the people had rushed
over
> > to just gawk and wouldn't help him.  Instead someone flicked a cigarette
> > and
> > set the poor guy on fire.  I've never understood gawkers.  If someone
(man
> > or bird) needs help - then help - or at the very least get out of the
way.
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Zemuly Sanders" <zsanders@midsouth.rr.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2005 12:31 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] blue heron fiasco
> >
> >
> >> Well, doesn't that make it even more ridiculous!  You know, I am often
> > glad
> >> that I'm inclined to act without thinking when it comes to wildlife.
> > Don't
> >> know if I could have done anything in the case of the heron, but I
would
> >> have most assuredly tried.  I'm constantlly getting involved with
'stuff'
> > in
> >> case you couldn't guess.
> >> zem
> >> ----- Original Message ----- 
> >> From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
> >> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >> Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2005 10:26 AM
> >> Subject: Re: [CHAT] blue heron fiasco
> >>
> >>
> >> > it is a federal offense to touch that bird....
> >> >
> >> > Donna
> >> >
> >> > --- Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center
> >> > <4042N15@nationalhearing.com> wrote:
> >> >> I'm not sure what is wrong with the folks around
> >> >> here.  Everything is always
> >> >> someone else's problem.
> >> >> A locla column today wrote about a lttle boy who saw
> >> >> a great blue heron
> >> >> hanging upside down in a cottonwood tree, trying to
> >> >> get untangled.  They
> >> >> called animal control, the fire department, the DNR,
> >> >> all of which said they
> >> >> couldn't do anything.  After 6 hrs the bird was
> >> >> bloody from the high winds
> >> >> and its efforts to get loose so DNR authorized
> >> >> shooting it - if anyone
> >> >> happened to have a gun, which finally someone found.
> >> >>  Unfortunately, the
> >> >> carcass is still hanging there.  They said someone
> >> >> finally called a tree
> >> >> service the next day, hoping they can get it down.
> >> >>
> >> >> I'm not sure what should be done, but don't you
> >> >> think the second largest
> >> >> county in Indiana should have some plan in place for
> >> >> such problems?
> >> >> Kitty
> >> >>
> >> >>
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