A gentleman was out walking his dog and noticed this injured great blue heron tangled in fishing line with a damaged wing in one of the ponds in Meyers Park. Calls were made and the Wildlife Center of Texas was contacted.
WCT volunteer, Karen Smith, was asked to coordinate the rescue. Thanks to the fabulous efforts of Harris County precinct four Meyers Park crew and Karen this injured great blue heron was captured and taken to the Wildlife Center of Texas. The bird was examined and an imbedded hook was removed. The wing wounds were cleaned and the bird was put on antibiotics and pain medications. Wildlife Center staff and volunteers are amazed at how feisty this bird is and expect him to make a full recovery.
Thanks to Jim who found the bird; Karen who went to rescue and retrieve the bird, the park crew who helped with the rescue, skilled veterinarians and dedicated WCT staff and volunteers, this heron should be back out in the wild in a couple of weeks. Thank you to all who were involved.