Though the loon season is winding down, LPC staff have been keeping busy! Since my last email, LPC biologists responded to a report of another loon in distress. The loon, a juvenile, become tangled in fishing line in early October. It evaded capture on two rescue attempts before LPC staff and volunteers were finally successful in catching and untangling it on October 10th. The loon was taken to the vet to make sure that it had not ingested any lead tackle and to have the injuries to its face and bill assessed. After a brief period of rehabilitation, the loon was deemed fit for release. On October 12th, LPC Senior Biologist John Cooley banded the loon and released it back onto its lake. With the help of volunteers we will continue to monitor its progress until it leaves for the ocean.