Happy Feet - Northern Gannet Recovers from Fishing Lure Injury is Released
This Northern Gannet was found on a deck in Brewster. Its foot was attached to its wing by a fishing lure. After receiving antibiotics, supportive care and swim therapy this bird was raring to go! (Shown here jumping out of its crate, and ready to go into the pool for the first time to clean off those dirty feathers!)
This gannet's release was
generously sponsored by
S.E. Cayleff in gratitude to
and honor of Sue Gonda.
WATCH the release on Facebook
VIDEO by Leah Myrbeck, Wild Care Wildlife Rehabilitator.
TRASH YOUR TACKLE is a Wild Care initiative to help reduce the amount of recreational fishing gear found along the shoreline, and hence reduce wildlife casualties. We recycle and dispose of the debris properly.
Photo right is of the most recent collections from our five derelict fishing gear collection receptacles in Chatham. This is what we love to see. Fishing gear that is disposed of properly. Thank you to volunteer Michael Brown, for monitoring and emptying our receptacles on a regular basis.