Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Trumpeter Swan from Ketchikan

This young trumpeter swan was sent to us from the Deer Mountain Tribal Hatchery and Eagle Center in Ketchikan. After caretaking it for a few days, it seems that it had a toxic reaction to something.

It seems to be getting some strength back and got to play in one of our kiddie pools today.

Unfortunately we had to end the fun and tube feed him since he's not eating on his own yet. Hopefully he starts eating again soon.
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Dave said...

From Cindy P. - A sad day.... our swan died this morning, dispite our best efforts. The necropsy revealed a perforated bowel causeing peritonitis... we would not have won on this guy.

Meggie said...

So sorry to hear about the swan.