Welcome to week 3 of Freedom Friday. Here is the rescue and release of a Great Blue Heron that had been spotted trailing several yards of fishing line. When a bird gets hooked or tangled in fishing line, they can rarely free themselves and it’s usually just a matter of time before they become so tangled that they become trapped. When they are trailing fishing line and can still fly, they are very difficult to catch. Rescue credit goes to Steph. Yours truly and my wife, Lynn, conveniently showed up to help after all of the hard work was done. Have a great weekend from us at WCV!
Welcome to week two of our Freedom Friday videos! This week we show the renesting of two baby red shouldered hawks whose nest was blown down in a storm. The Wildlife Center of Venice was called and dispatched Jerry and Sandy, two of our busiest rescuers, out to catch the juveniles. They made the long, but all too familiar, drive out to WCV to get them checked out. After a few days, a few free meals, and a clean bill of health, Mike and Tammy Kipp were sent out to renest them. Mike, our newest board member, and tree climber extraordinaire, was able to climb the tree and secure a new makeshift nest out of a wicker basket. Mike also tossed a “to go order” of a few mice in the nest to hold them over until the parents returned. The parents were back in the nest feeding their kiddos in their new digs about 30 minutes afterwards. Thanks to all involved. Pretty cool stuff!
At the Wildlife Center of Venice (501c3 Non-Profit), we are committed to the preservation, rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife in our local community. We service all of Sarasota and West Charlotte counties in the State of Florida. We work hard each day to uphold these values, but we need each and every one of you to help us in this noble cause.