MCSO animal services rescues crane and baby hawk

MCSO animal services rescues sand hill crane tangled in net and abandoned baby hawk

It was a tough few days for some popular wildlife, but thanks to MSCO’s Animal Services Officer Michele Thonney, things got much better.

Last week Officer Thonney helped rescue an abandoned baby hawk. The young bird was found wandering alone because he was too young to fly to a safer place. Officer Thonney retrieved the hawk and transported it to our friends and community partners at the Treasure Coast Wildlife Center, where it was placed with another baby hawk. Once strong enough, both will be properly released.

Days afterwards, Officer Thonney was called to a much tougher situation, but it wasn’t one she couldn’t handle. This sandhill crane was struggling to free itself from a soccer net. It was not clear how long the crane was caught, but Officer Thonney wasted little time going hands on to try to save it. After some work, the rescue was a success and Officer Thonney freed the bird without injury. The crane stood up, and walked off as if nothing ever happened.

MCSO animal services rescues crane and baby hawk

MCSO animal services rescues crane and baby hawk

We totally  appreciates the work and dedication of our Animal Services Officers! Great job!

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