Monday, May 3, 2010

His life was hanging by a thread

From Citybirder:

As we entered the Lullwater path, just beyond the Nethermead Meadow, I noticed something small and brown hanging from a Locust tree, over the edge of the water. I thought, "Great, another bird caught in monofilament." Fisherman in the park frequently get their lines tangled in trees or shrubs and don't clean it up. I've posted a few stories about rescuing birds that get stuck in these unintentional traps, but what I saw this morning made me both angry and upset. A length of fishing line with a small hook on the end was hanging from the tree with a Little Brown Bat snared by his thin, tail membrane.

Doug was in a hurry, so left me alone to figure out how to rescue the bat. I called wildlife rescuers Bobby and Cathy Horvath, but got their voicemail. Out of desperation I called the city's 311 line. After a 15 minute conversation where the operator filled out official forms for submission to the "proper agency", I realized that nobody was going to come to this animal's rescue.

Click the link to see what happened next.

Moral of the story: Enjoy the city's parks, but don't be a careless asshole. You're not the only animal that uses them.


georgetheatheist said...

Why is it when I see a waterbug, I spritz it to death with bug spray? But I haven't the heart to that with a centipede? Both occasionally visit my basement.


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Anonymous said...

I would leave the centipedes to eat the waterbugs.

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