Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Tundra Swan

We have a Tundra Swan in the clinic now. It was found a little north of Anchorage in Wasilla with a bloody left wing. Unfortunately it had to have the wing amputated at the elbow. After some rehab time, Cindy will be looking for a permenate home for this bird.

5 comments:

LauraHinNJ said...

It's so sad to see birds injured this time of year! After making it through migration and the winter and all, it just doesn't seem fair.

I searched and searched for Tundra Swans this winter and was so happy to finally find them. Hope this one finds a home.

robin andrea said...

What kind of home would this bird need? Can it go to a private home?

Dave said...

Laura - no it doesn't seem fair at all.

Robin - This bird would need a home for the rest of it's life. It can only go to a place that is permited through USF&W and the recieving states Wildlife Management agency. It must also prove to us that they are capable of supporting this bird.

Susan Gets Native said...

Too bad you can't teach a swan to sit on a glove. What a presentation THAT would be, huh?

Dave said...

Susan - I wouldn't mess with that presenter. That bird weighs about 9 pounds.