Roving Reporter | "Kudos to Karen Mella" | Shared by Jeanette Larson

Photo by Karen Mella
Recently Karen Mella saw a need and set out to fill it. Karen noticed a Great Blue Heron with a hook in its mouth and fishing line around its beak. She contacted Wings Rescue Center for help. Although Wings volunteers have been out several times trying to catch the bird along Tule Creek and in the Country Club, it could still fly.

If Wings Rescue Center can catch a bird with a hook in its beak or fishing line tangled in its legs, it's a pretty simple fix. Unfortunately, when the birds are still strong enough to fly or are spooked when people get too close, they are not caught until it is too late to help them.

Karen learned that there are casting nets that can be "shot" out to surround the bird and get them without having to be close to them. After making a contribution towards the $1,800 needed for the netting device, Karen challenged her friends to also donate.

Within 24 hours the funds were in the bank for Wings Rescue Center to buy the device! Volunteers will hopefully catch this bird, but now also know that the next bird that needs it can be helped.

Thanks for caring, Karen!

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