Injuries to animals treated in the
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HUMAN RELATED INJURIES DUE TO
CARELESSNESS WITH THE ENVIRONMENT


Fishing equipment

This Snowy Owl was snared by the double treble-hooks of a fishing lure. In her struggles, she got both feet and her beak entangled in the hooks. The owl was rescued on the Lake Erie shore just west of Port Clinton, Ohio. About one month later, she was released after a successful rehabilitation. More about this particular episode is available on a separate page.


Dart

This goose was shot by a dart which was found impaled in her head. The dart is circled in red in the large photo.


Sports equipment

This Screech Owl was entangled in an old, discarded volleyball net.


Fishing equipment

This Cormorant had swallowed a fishing hook and metal leader. The metal leader ended up protruding back out of the bird's neck. This picture is an X-ray of the bird's neck showing the hook (circled in red) and the metal leader.


Fishing line

This Canadian Goose's leg and foot were seriously maimed by a length of nylon fishing line (barely visible around one of Mona's fingers).


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