Help Wildlife with Hook-and-Line Injuries
- Sep 7, 2016
It was probably unintentional… an accident.
Earlier this year, an injured anhinga was brought to South Florida Wildlife Center with thick fishing line protruding from her mouth. The line was connected to a large hook in the bird’s stomach−one of the largest we have ever seen ingested.
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We were able to save and release this anhinga back to the wild, but she is just one of the many pelicans, ibis, gulls, cormorants, gannets, terns, herons, egrets, frigate birds and other wildlife who fall prey to hooks and monofilament line.
For the animals,
Dr. Renata Schneider, Director of Wildlife Rehabilitation