Yesterday, a Great Blue Heron was brought in to the clinic. It was found with a fishing hook embedded in the soft tissue of the left wing. The bird was stunned and unable to ambulate normally due to another injury to the left leg.
We took 3 x-rays to determine if anything was broken or if more fish hooks were embedded. Fortunately everything looked good. These gorgeous animals are very high stress and need to rest in a calm quiet atmosphere while they heal. We hope that after a few days of antibiotics, rest and good fish meals, this fellow will be ready for release.