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Re: blue heron fiasco

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] blue heron fiasco
  • From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center" 4042N15@nationalhearing.com
  • Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2005 17:21:06 -0600
  • References: <13245075.1114552876223.JavaMail.root@sniper10.usinternet.com>

I think they mentioned it might have been tangled in fishing line or
something.  No one could really tell because it was so high up in a tall
tree.

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Cathy Carpenter" <cathy.c@insightbb.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2005 3:44 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] blue heron fiasco


> What was it tangled in? I agree with Donna, that it would be dangerous
> for an untrained "rescuer" to approach a bird of that size and beak. It
> is a shame that there was no one among the vets in the area who
> couldn't attempt a rescue. We have a raptor rehab center here in
> Quincy, and they have always been willing to pitch in on other birds -
> last year they took in a loon (they still can't figure how it got to
> the central Mississippi valley...)
> Cathy
> On Tuesday, April 26, 2005, at 12:53 PM, Donna wrote:
>
> > They are also very mean and dangerous, especially when
> > hurt(as with any animal). I wouldn't go near it unless
> > I could tranquilize it... which is illegal.
> >
> > The DNR folks could have done that...but it sounds
> > like they didn't get there in time. I am surprized
> > they didn't take it with them tho or tag it anyways...
> > cause who ever does take it out of the tree and
> > although totally free of any wrong doing.... could get
> > in trouble if caught with the carcus.
> >
> > Donna
> >
> > --- Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center
> > <4042N15@nationalhearing.com> wrote:
> >> That's why they needed the DNR to authorize shooting
> >> it.
> >> But are you saying it would be a federal offense to
> >> have even helped it when
> >> it was still possible?
> >> Kitty
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >> From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
> >> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >> Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2005 9:26 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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