Captain Trevor Rawson and Captain Nigel Pollard, of the Bermuda Zoological Society, are responsible for monitoring and managing he BZS fleet and Trunk Island – the BZS “Living Classroom”. While checking the island in preparation for Hurricane Paulette, Captain Rawson sighted a fledging longtail in one of the many igloos that scatter the coast of the island.
Upon closer inspection he noted that the fledging was not developed enough to leave it’s nest and if it were left in the igloo, it might be in danger during the storm. After discussing the situation with the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo (BAMZ) rehabilitation team, it was decided that the fledgling would be taken back to BAMZ to weather the storm in the rehab facility. There, it was fed and kept protected from the hurricane force winds alongside other fledglings from across Bermuda.