Mount Vernon Snapshot: Rescued

Mount Vernon Snapshot: Rescued


Animal Control Officer Siobhan Chase

A Great Blue Heron was rescued by an animal control officer after it was injured in Huntley Meadows Park recently. Officer Siobhan Chase received the call for the injured bird around 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6. A passerby saw the bird standing in the wetlands when a snapping turtle bit its leg. Chase located the bird in the wetland water near the boardwalk but when she approached, the bird moved deeper into the water, unable to fly. Chase walked into the water and rescued the injured bird. The bird was then taken to a local veterinarian, who contacted a wildlife rescue league to assist in its recovery.