Thursday, March 15, 2007

Caused by a Fluke

Fluke parasite that is. This Tundra Swan had one attached to each eye. They grew large enough to almost block it's vision completely. Not being able to see well, it crash landed into a tree in Cordova damaging its right wing some.

It was recovered from the tree by the un-named person in the photo's and taken to Terry Webber, a local rehabber. Terry then sent it to Bird TLC. Cindy Palmatier then took it to Pet Stop where the Fluke's were removed and x-rays were taken.

There were no broken bones found, just a good punture wound to the right wing. Full recovery is expected. As soon as the wound heals, it will be released.

2 comments:

Susan Gets Native said...

Well, where are the good close-up pics of the disgusting fluke?????

Dave said...

Susan - I couldn't get a good profile shot. :)